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Console OS Free (Was $10) - Android OS for Intel Core 2-in-1's

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Did cost $10, they're making it temporarily free.

I was a Kickstarter backer for this, and a fan. I use it on my Dell XPS 12 and Yoga 2 13's with gusto. I've never had Android apps play/run this well, and the tech demos they have on their wiki really show what's ahead for Android. Dual-boots with Windows 8.1 no problem.

But just to keep expectations realistic, it's still beta-quality. That said, it was $10 and now it's free. Don't know when they will cut it off, I suspect when they start shipping Lollipop.

http://consoleos.com/

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Last Edited by lvlrdka22 February 24, 2015 at 09:42 AM
Emulators:
duOS-M
BlueStacks
Genymotion
VirtualBox

Natives:
Android x86
Android IA (look at ConsoleOS's source, it's cloned from here, they even forgot to change some of the labels, and broke some stuff in the "porting" process)

Details for natives:

KitKat Android IA (https://01.org/android-ia) supported devices (must have 64-bit bootloaders):
All Ivy Bridge, Haswell, Baytrail PCs

Lollipop Android IA:
MinnowBoard MAX

KitKat/Lollipop Android x86 (https://groups.google.com/forum/#...ndroid-x86) supported devices (either 32 or 64-bit bootloaders):
Device dependent, like how XDA works with custom ROMs. If one person compiling it has a particular device, he/she will compile for that device.
That said, it supports most devices with 64-bit bootloaders (including AMD CPUs).
32-bit devices I know of: Dell Venue 8 Pro (me, yes there's Lollipop as well), Asus T100 (main developer), probably some others (search on the Google groups).

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#3
Looks interesting, thx op.
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#4
andy does the same for free
http://andyroid.net/
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andy does the same for free
http://andyroid.net/
Unlike Bluestacks or Andy, Console OS is not an emulator, but rather a real, Intel-licensed, native Android that can really toggle with Windows on your PC.

Because of this, it should be able to fully utilize your graphics card, etc and offer features an emulator cannot.
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How's this different from Android x86?
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Console OS ...turn select Windows Tablets and Notebooks into Android devices.

Kick Starter Project now free for some PC and Tablets.

Wiki page listing supported devices.

http://wiki.consoleos.com/w/Devices


http://consoleos.com/
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Last edited by 4u2c February 24, 2015 at 06:37 AM
#8
Finally it's here! I'm so pumped lol
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#9
Hm, interesting. I'll look into this.

edit:
Apparently, it can be installed on these devices: http://wiki.consoleos.com/w/Devices
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nice hopefully it will work on my venue 8 pro
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I can't believe I haven't heard about this until now. This is pretty sweet. I've heard of dual-boot options by some manufacturers but to DIY. Nice.

Microsoft is going to be pissed though. LMAO
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Will this recognize your PC once installed to work with your purchased google play / amazon apps?
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I bought my Sony Tap 11 for this.....god I Hope it works.
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really interesting. would really make my venue 8 pro a bigger beast. fix the app issue. but im gonna wait till some people try it fist.
edit: apparently doesnt work on it yet
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Last edited by iggypop123 February 23, 2015 at 10:44 PM
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Quote from iggypop123 View Post :
really interesting. would really make my venue 8 pro a bigger beast. fix the app issue. but im gonna wait till some people try it fist.
V8pro is sorta on the list.
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