Remix OS vs Phoenix OS:The Custom Android x86 builds that helps to realise the dream of Android in your PC.
Using Android in your PC may be a dream for some. Android is slowly eating the market share of iOS & Windows Phone 10.And the whole bunch of your favourite apps, how nice it’d be if they came to your PC? This dream was made into reality by Android x86 Project headed by Chi-Wei-Huang.
But the problem was, native Android x86 was(and is) buggy, & only developers like me risked our computers to try the fresh feel out.If anything went wrong, we’d have to mess with source code,linux kernel etc. & find the way out.
All these changed with the arrival of Android x86 based Operating Systems which imitated the UI of Windows, so that the users don’t feel alien to the new interface.Two companies decided to dirty their hands with Android x86 source codes-Jide Technologies & Beijing Chaozhuo Technology Co.
Here I’m showcasing the features of Remix OS-by Jide & Phoenix OS-by Beijing Chaozhuo Technology. Both of them look incredibly similar to each other & also similar to Windows 10 Desktop UI. Read it below:
A masterpiece OS developed & maintained by Jide Technologies, Remix OS feels & seems beautiful. Apps are arranged in the desktop & remaining in the start menu(Windows style). It supports OTA updates right out of the box. Installation is a breeze & so is navigating & multitasking.
It supports installing apps via Google Play Store but it’s disabled by default. You’ll need to download a small app called GMSActivator to enable the function,after which installing app is simpler. It features Chrome browser built-in & a host of default apps you’ll find on every Android device(Music,Video Player,Gallery etc.).
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You can open an app either in full screen mode or phone mode (see picture of how the Youtube app is opened), and window can be resized.
Just like a desktop operating system, you can set password for your user, access settings, clean up memory etc.It supports right-click & Keyboard shortcuts too.That’s what makes a complete ecosystem built on Android!
Phoenix OS is similar to Remix OS-but that doesn’t mean that they’re equal. To be true, Phoenix OS is much more similar to Windows 10 than Remix. The taskbar layout says it, and notification center proves the point.
From the image it’s clear that it looks a lot like Windows 10.And system requirement wise too Phoenix OS is better. It can install even in 4GB space compared to Remix OS which need 8GB minimum storage. It requires a USB 2.0 drive whereas Remix needed USB 3.0.
Phoenix OS doesn’t support Google Play Store, so apps can’t be easily downloaded.You can however, download Play Store APK & install it. It has a nice & fast custom web browse named Stardust made using Chromium Framework.
Phoenix OS supports Microsoft Office for Android, making it easy for editing documents. To keep users happy, it has also added support for OTA updates recently!
Try both of them & tell me what your thoughts are!
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