Linux News Today: Remix OS Beta Brings Android to the Desktop with 32-Bit Support
The Android-x86-based Remix OS has just entered Beta, and a new version of this new Linux distribution has been made available.
Remix OS is a new Linux distribution based on Android-x86 project, which in turn is bringing the stock Android Lollipop experience to the desktop users. The idea of having an Android desktop is not something new, and proof of that is that Android-x86 has been around for a long time. Unfortunately, it hasn’t gotten a lot of traction until now, and developers haven’t tried to make it a thing.
The two projects, Android-x86 and Remix OS, have combined their efforts, and they have now entered into a partnership. This should allow them to better interact, mostly by way of patching the upstream, which in turn will improve both operating systems.
Remix OS Beta has arrived
The Remix OS developers have been teasing this release for a couple of weeks, and it looks like they have managed to keep their promise.
“At the core of the Remix OS for PC is our custom engineered version of Android Lollipop – Remix OS 2.0. Our state of the art operating system is the cornerstone of what we do. With its multitude of productivity oriented features combined with over 1.6 million apps, Remix OS seamlessly merges functionality, ease of use, and beauty in amazing ways to give you an unforgettable Android experience,” reads the official website.
Remix OS Beta comes with some pretty nice new features, including 32-bit support, boot on UEFI machines, a new hard drive installer tool, support for OTA updates, and fixes for a multitude of bugs.
You can download the latest Remix OS Beta from Softpedia and give it a go. It should work on virtual machines, but now it’s also possible to install it. Since this is a Beta release, it means that it’s not stable, and it shouldn’t be used on production machines.