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Remix OS Player is an Android Virtual Machine for Windows

Remix OS PlayerJide Technology's Remix OS has been making a fair amount of buzz across the Android market.  Remix OS is Jide's Android-based OS with Android apps, serving as an alternative OS to things like Chrome OS, Windows, and other full desktop operating systems.  Earlier in the year, Jide announced that users would be able to install Remix OS on older PCs thanks to a merger between the open source Android-x86 project and Remix OS. 

Now, the company is taking things a step further, announcing the release of Remix OS Player, a free app that is based on Android Studio and designed to run a complete virtual machine of Jide's Remix OS on a Windows desktop, laptop, or tablet in a dedicated window alongside other desktop applications. 

Remix OS Player installs like a regular desktop app and operates a lot like Bluestacks player, AMIDuOS, and other consumer-focused virtualization tools.  It gives users access to the Google Play Store, and exposes Windows to a library of vetted Android apps and games.

This update marks another step in the company's strategy to become a more popular desktop environment for users in any way possible.

The company stated that its virtual system is based on Android Marshmallow (6.0), which may not be the latest version of Android but it is a more recent version compared to other emulators still based on Android Lollipop or Jellybean.  Remix OS adds mouse support and is highly optimized for gaming.  They've also further customized it by adding window-based multitasking to the mobile operating system.  This gives Remix OS Player the ability to open two games at once, running side-by-side.  To do that, Jide recommends users have a minimum of a Core i3 processor and 4GB of memory, though more power is going to give you a more seamless and smoother experience.

Remix OS Games 

Remix OS Player will run on a PC with 64-bit Windows 7 or newer, an Intel Core i3 or better, 4GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and virtualization technology enabled in BIOS.  Sorry AMD users, Intel processor support only.

For now, this is also a Windows-only solution.  However, the company did say that a Mac version was in the works.

Ready to give it a try?  You can download the free player, here.

Watch the below video to learn more.

Published Monday, September 19, 2016 5:42 PM by David Marshall
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