Console OS
By Will765 On 16 Jun, 2014 At 07:05 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

There are many times when I wish I could have both android and Windows 8 on a tablet. Although several devices have been announced previously, none have made it to market. Now, a Kickstarter project looks to bring android to a number of Windows devices. Check out the website -http://consoleos.com/

This is a very cool idea. Android and Windows can be toggled while the device is on(although that is coming in 2015). For now, the ability to dual-boot into either OS is enough for most of us. It will be able to be installed onto the pc, or even neater, run from a USB stick. While there are several options for running android on a pc now, this looks to be far and away a much better option.

 

 

The company is working with Kickstarter to get the product rolling. Kickstarter can be a gamble, but for $10, I figured, what the hell. You get the Pro version, for a $10 pledge, with the following benefits:

WindowFlinger – A true window manager for Android – run Android apps in windows (Console OS will run two apps side-by-side without Pro)
InstaSwitch – Building a new hypervisor to instantly toggle between native Android and native Windows
Console Remote Access -> Remotely access your Console OS device from any old Android
Additional codecs and media playback support
Native DVR support (planned ATSC, DVB, QAM/CableCARD, & DTCP-IP)
Built-in media serving (UPnP and DLNA)
Console Files – A new file manager we’re building in to the desktop
Console Maps Pro – Premium Maps with Enhanced Turn-by-Turn

Console OS Pro will typically cost $20/year and covers all the PCs you own. This makes the $10 pledge look like a really good deal. Of course, no Kickstarter project is guarantee, so it is a gamble. If you’re in a gambling mood, take a look at their page-
[url]https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mmv/console-os-dual-boot-android-remastered-for-the-pc[/url]

About - Bill Anderson posts under the clever alias will765. Gets to work from a home office for a piano moving company, in glorious Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Pretty new to android, but love technology and have been building my own(and friends)pc's for about 15 years

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