Jide has been making a series of announcements since the start of the year and the situation is obviously not ready to be reversed, because the publisher has just presented a very interesting new product: Remix OS Player . Thanks to it, Windows users will indeed be able to launch Android applications on their PC without having to get their hands dirty.
The Chinese company has made a name for itself thanks to two devices: the Mini and the UltraTablet. The first presented itself as a thin client, the second as a hybrid machine.
They had one thing in common: their operating system. These two terminals were indeed powered by Remix OS, an Android ROM with an interface similar to that of Chrome OS.
Remix OS, an OS to give a second youth to our netbooks
Jide could have left it at that, but the company took advantage of CES 2016 to announce an alpha version of its operating system, a version that can be downloaded for free from its website and compatible with all 32-bit processors. The idea was obviously to allow us to give a second youth to our old netbooks. Smart.
The announcement propelled the company into the limelight and Remix OS grabbed all the headlines. Same thing for the Mobile World Congress 2016 when the solution went into beta.
The engineers of the small Chinese box have obviously not been idle since since the latter has just announced the launch of a new product, a product soberly called Remix OS Player.
As its name suggests quite well, the latter comes in the form of a simple virtual machine completely autonomous, a virtual machine capable of running all the applications available on the Play Store.
All with the Remix OS interface, of course.
Remix OS Player, an easy to install virtual machine
Jide is obviously not the first to embark on this segment, but we must admit that the firm has done things well, because it is not necessary to be computer savvy to install the solution on his computer. In reality, all you have to do is download the executable and launch it to create the virtual machine in the process.
Then, the user will only have to launch the program to see Remix OS appear on the screen, in a floating window. From there, he will be able to access the Play Store and install all the tools of his choice, just as he would with his smartphone or tablet.
Virtual machine requires, Remix OS Player requires a fairly muscular configuration to be able to run correctly. At a minimum, you will need an Intel Core i3, 4 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. Also, the solution is only compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8.x, or Windows 10.
If you want to use it on OS X, you will need to… install a virtual machine under Windows. Fun, isn't it?
In the meantime, if the adventure tempts you, this is where it happens.