Looking for a way to spruce up that boring old desktop computer of yours? Sick of playing Solitaire and working on spreadsheets at work? How about being able to use Android on your desktop the way you would a phone or a tablet, with full access to the Google Play Store and all the apps you love? While an official solution from Microsoft seems to only be available in Windows Phone 10 to support this kind of capability, AMIDuOS offers a way to actually run Android on your desktop from within your Windows client, much like a program or app would. We’ve seen this sort of thing happen before with AMD’s Bluestacks but it wasn’t something very well supported and ran on an old Android platform at the time, much less at this point in time.
AMIDuOS works a little bit differently than Bluestacks but is a similar concept for those familiar with it. Running in Windows 7, 8 and 10 under 32-bit or 64-bit versions, AMIDuOS is a fullscreen application that looks exactly like a virtual tablet held in horizontal mode. AMIDuOS comes with the Amazon App Store pre-installed while the Google Play Store can easily be installed via the instructions that follow the program’s installation. This gives access to every kind of Android app available and makes it easy for users to find what they need out of the box (or installer) without having to tinker. The installer itself is also super easy, following in the footsteps of most programs on Windows and requires little more than accepting a user agreement and clicking next a bunch of times.
AMIDuOS runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean normally but is currently in beta for Android 5.0 Lollipop, which can be accessed from the AMIDuOS website below. Users get a 60-day free trial of the program to see if it’s everything they ever wanted in a virtual Android-powered machine, and those that are enjoying the experience can extend it for a mere $10 with no annual fees or other hidden costs. AMIDuOS is compatible with the new Android ART runtime, 64-bit apps and has plenty of native code that’s designed to give users a full, smooth experience as you would expect from a dedicated Android-powered device. AMIDuOS comes from American Megatrends, the leading developers of BIOS systems on PCs around the world.