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6/13/2014
10:07 AM

Android On Any Windows PC: Console OS Trying

Crowdfunded project would enable users to dual-boot Android on any Windows PC, as well as on any Windows tablet based on Intel processors. Will it fly?

(Image: Intel Free Press (Flickr))
(Image: Intel Free Press (Flickr))

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anon5931409734
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anon5931409734,
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6/19/2014 | 11:13:49 PM
Re: Interesting idea
claims to have 5 years of experience....http://www.phonenews.com/editorial-console-os-birth-platform-27619/

problem there is no reference to any Project Full Circle by them in 2009...

Valve and SteamOS don't have a clue about them.....

MeeGo SF in 2011, shows no reference to any dev kit they introduce...

their iConsole Unit 00 hasen't seen any consumer devices and the supposed dev's who got it
in their own words Unit 00 "wasn't popular with developers"

they've spent 5 years in "stealth mode" and have yet to deliver anything to consumers.....

there are many products today being delivered and available now that do the same thing...dual-boot with windows 8
and android......look it up

sounds like another vaporware product to scam people out of their money....
anon3110375280
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anon3110375280,
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6/18/2014 | 2:24:44 AM
Re: Interesting idea
all should take the time to read this thread

 

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/android-x86/Cq7McLWCYOs

 
vanyeuseo
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vanyeuseo,
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6/16/2014 | 10:13:54 PM
How about a gaming and Entertainment Center
You guys are right about Windows won't lose it grip at working PCs. But how about Gaming and Entertainment Centers ? Many families want that now. They can normally do serious stuff with windows. And when come to game and relax, they use Android. And it's not a takeover by Android anyway, kind of a coop.

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PaulS681
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6/15/2014 | 9:49:58 AM
Re: Interesting idea
@Laurianne...I don't think MS is that concerned with this. Android isn't going to take over the tablet market for PC users. MS missed the boat in phones and they are late in getting into tablets but you can do so much more on a windows tablet than you can on a android.
PaulS681
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6/15/2014 | 9:45:54 AM
Re: Been there, Done that

While I was reading this I thought that this was nothing new. I would think the way Bluestacks runs is better than just booting one OS or the other. I can't see windows not being the primary OS for a PC user. You simply can't do everything on Android that you can in windows.

moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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6/14/2014 | 12:10:22 PM
Re: Been there, Done that
I prefer a Bluestacks solution as well. What would be better if a Bluestacks approach combined with a VMWare Workstation Unity featre so that it really is a seamless experience. At least I want to use Windows AND Android apps, not Windows OR Android. Dual boot is so 90's!
KevinRCasey
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6/13/2014 | 4:02:39 PM
Re: Been there, Done that
Yep, Bluestacks is one of the existing options/alternatives. Some current Bluestacks users have chimed in with questions/interest on the ConsoleOS Kickstarter page. ConsoleOS includes them in a comparison chart on their website, too -- this is probably oversimplifying, but I think they're ultimately going to attract people who use more than a couple of Android apps.

Another postscript from two days worth of Kickstarter comments: quite a few requests to support Surface Pro. The Mobile Media folks responded: "There's no technical reason why we can't [support Surface Pro], but there is some silicon in there that will require additional effort... it's do-able, but we need to know a lot of people want it first."

And if you're keeping score at home, they're approaching $18,000 pledged in two days.
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MarvN,
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6/13/2014 | 3:20:04 PM
Been there, Done that
This has already happened and it's called Bluestacks. Better still it's just a windows program so there is no dual boot and switching is a simple Alt-Tab. I've used it for some time now for the only two Android apps I play and have had no issues to date.
Laurianne
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6/13/2014 | 10:42:20 AM
Interesting idea
No this would not be good news for Microsoft's mobile push. I bet the idea intrigues many of you tablet users, however.
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