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If you haven’t been paying attention to Jide and it’s popular Remix OS over the past year or so, perhaps now you should. Jide Technology has just released an emulated version of the Android OS, dubbed Remix OS Player, which is now available as a free install on Windows.
In the past, Remix OS was meant to be a standalone operating system that could be used in place of Windows or macOS. Now with Remix OS Player, users can simply run it straight from their Windows desktops, just like any other Windows application. No need to boot into a different OS. Pretty neat, right?
With the Remix OS Player, you still get full access to the Google Play Store and the ability to play popular games such as Clash Royale, Pokémon Go, Vainglory and so much more. And since this is running on the desktop, you can switch between Android apps and Windows apps with ease. Oh, and for the more dedicated gamers out there, Remix OS also includes a key mapping tool to help you play Android games built for touchscreen much easier with a keyboard and mouse.
Jide says Mac support will be added in the future. If you’re interested in downloading the new Remix OS Player, there are a few requirements. You’ll need to have a computer that runs Windows 7 (64-bit) or later, a Core i3 processor (Core i5 or i7 recommended), at least 4GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage (16GB recommended). If your computer meets all those requirements, follow the link below to download Remix OS Player. All you need to do is download an .exe file to run Remix OS directly from the desktop. It’s quite the easy setup process, so you shouldn’t run into any issues during installation.
The fastest and most optimized Android emulator on the market
September 15th, 2016 (Beijing, China) – Today Jide Technology, the team behind Remix OS, releases an emulated version of the Android operating system, which is free to download on Windows. The Marshmallow based “Remix OS Player” is the easiest way for anyone to experience Remix OS and run their favorite Android games and apps on a PC. The download is available here: http://ift.tt/2d2sCHV
Remix OS was born from the belief that Android is the future of computing but with an awareness that improvements had to be made before the “Android PC” became viable. As the ultimate desktop version of Android, Remix OS integrates PC features such as multiple resizable windows, taskbar interface, and complete access to the Google Play Store for an experience that offers the best of mobile and PC.
Android has a wide range of games available on the Play Store all of which can be played on Remix OS, such as or including Clash Royale, Pokémon Go, and Vainglory on their PCs. For the more dedicated gamer, Remix OS also includes a key mapping tool that allows Android games with touch control schemes to be played more effectively with keyboard and mouse.
“Remix OS Player” is first available for Windows PCs, with Mac support coming in future. Installation only requires the user to download an .exe file to run Remix OS directly from their desktop. “Remix OS Player” is the fastest and most optimized Android emulator on the market and is based on Google’s own Android Studio. Unlike Android Studio and other emulators, Remix OS Player will let Android developers optimize their apps for the Android PC/Chrome OS environment because of its mouse and multiple window support.
“Remix OS Player is aimed at people who want the easiest way to try Remix OS and experience Android games and apps running on a big screen PC,” explained David Ko, cofounder of Jide. “It extends the Remix OS experience and enables more folks to get a taste of Android PCs.”
Remix OS is also available as a dual boot/single boot operating system for compatible x86 machines. Download information can be found here: http://ift.tt/2cpSz0h
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