Remix OS is a new project that aims to bring an Android-like experience to the desktop and it does a great job in offering an extraordinary quality as well as impressive results all around. It plans to mimic the features of desktop experiences all while offering the ease of use that you can usually find on Android.
Installation of Remix OS
You need to create an installation stick by downloading the OS image from the official website and then you have to make your PC or Mac boot from the USB. For the time being you can’t add multiple users which is a problem however you can be the only user and you can add as much stuff as you want.
Since the OS runs from the USB stick it’s a good idea to use the stick only as the medium for the OS, adding in or deleting stuff might hamper the ability to run the OS.
While using the Remix OS you will see that it looks like a great combination of Windows and Android. It has a taskbar and other desktop features such as copy, mouse support and a file browser, but it also maintains the icons and appeal of mobile exactly as you can find it on Android. While nothing is really revolutionary here, the reality is that everything works and you do get a middle combination between Android and Windows, which is a major plus.
Since you have complete access to Android related applications, you can easily transform older computers into a great tool that will stream music or play Android games without a problem. You also have free productivity apps such as office suites.
There were no performance issues during our tests and the Remix OS worked seamlessly as expected. The performance is quite smooth considering that this is not a final release, and as a whole, the product does a great job when it comes to delivering an astounding quality and experience all around. It’s really exciting to use and it offers an immense value so you should totally give this a trial run.
It might not be the ultimate OS, having something like this bridge the gap between Android and Windows is admirable. Remix OS still has a lot to offer since it’s in development, but even as it is now, this is promising and well worth a shot!