Remix OS reaches its beta phase and releases a 32-bit version

We talked recently about Remix OS, an operating system for desktop computers based on Androidx86 that lets you run all sorts of apps in a windows-based interface fully adapted for use on monitors with mouse and keyboard inputs. Till now, the only version available was for 64-bit processors and was quite wobbly, nascent alpha that it was. But recently the first beta update has been released and brought lots of additions with it, as well as a 32-bit edition that fits like a glove on low-power machines.

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The install process is the same as we explained on the blog a few weeks ago, although now everything is much faster, and in the case of the Live version that’s run straight from a USB, the startup takes much less time than before. Having reached this level of maturity you can actually properly consider a dual startup on your PC alongside an Android operating system with a performance equal to or in certain cases even better than what tools like BlueStacks and Andy can offer. These are some of the main novelties:

  • Direct installation from the hard drive.
  • Support for OTA updates.
  • Alternative 32-bit version of the ROM.
  • Greater compatibility with new Intel CPUs (Linux kernel updated to 4.4).
  • New install tool that supports both external and flash drives by USB.
  • Increase the space limit (up to 8 gigabytes for externals and 64 gigabytes for flash units).
  • Faster USB startup.
  • Battery notifications bug fixed.
  • Support for screens up to 1080p for YouTube and Netflix apps.
  • Device application installed by default.
  • Installation images support EFI and Legacy Mode.
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More information | Official website | Google Groups thread

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