Jide is planning to release the beta version of its Remix OS for PC early next month. The idea is that the operating system will allow regular computers to run Android apps, although we’re not entirely sure that Android based PCs have managed to catch on yet.
Remix OS for PC is built on Android 5.0 Lollipop, although it takes many liberties with the interface. Like the tablet version of Remix OS, it adopts a similar an almost Microsoft Windows-like aesthetic – complete with windowed applications and a taskbar. Unfortunately for some, the particular Windows version being mimicked happens to be Windows 8.
Jide is designing Remix OS for PC to exist alongside other PC operating systems, and is supporting dual boot OS through a hard drive installer. The OS is also small enough that it can be run off a USB drive if the need arises.
Most importantly, the Remix OS for PC is a free download for those interested. At the moment, Jide is offering the Alpha release on its website; although the Beta version will be made available on 1 March.