Android apps running on a PC? That's what the team at Jide, founded by three ex-Google members, wants to offer with the first release of Remix OS It's is based on the open source Android-x86 project and is supposed to allow Android-based apps to run on a conventional x86 PC.

Jide says:

What you can do on your device is invariably the most important part of any computing experience. By revitalizing your seasoned hardware with Remix OS for PC, breathe new life into it with over 1.6 million Android apps. Whether it's for work at school or in the office, watching a TV show or playing your favorite games, Android's rich app ecosystem always has something for exactly what you need and want to do.

This first public release, which is available as a 692MB download, has been labeled as an "alpha" version that's primarily for developers and early adopters to try out and give their feedback to Jide for improvements. In other words, Remix OS is not recommended for the casual Android or PC owner — it's expected to be buggy and unstable. If you do download it, please note that it will also require a USB 3.0 flash drive with at least 8GB of storage; it's required to help boot Remix OS to a PC for the first time.

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