Today, AMI announced DuOS, aka AMIDuOS, a new OS that runs Windows (v7 or v8) along with Android v5, users are able to use both OSes without rebooting. AMIDuOS is now in Beta for download; it is a commercial product, not open source or freeware: it cost $10 for a lifetime license – with a 30–day free trial. A few excerpts from their press release are below.
“AMIDuOS is a revolutionary new concept that brings the functionality, depth and fun of the Android experience to Microsoft Windows devices. It runs on nearly any Windows 7 or 8 PC or tablet device for fast, easy switching between Windows and Android environments – without the need to dual boot! Usage of AMIDuOS is quite similar to Android device. You just have to download and install, You got your Android device on Windows PC.”
“AMIDuOS runs on any modern Windows Desktops, Laptops, Tablets and 2-in-1 Devices. System requirements: x86 Processor. 32/64-bit of Windows 7/8/8.1. OpenGL 3.0 and above. Hardware Virtualization Technology should be enabled in BIOS. Minimum 3GB of System RAM. Minimum 2GB of Hard disk free space.”
“Now, users have access to the full library of Android apps on their Windows device – running either full-screen or in a window, while retaining the ability to switch over to their traditional Windows apps at any time – with no need to reboot. AMIDuOS is truly the best of both worlds. AMI has utilized its decades of expertise to build hardware acceleration support into the app, and support direct hardware access whenever possible. Emulation is only used when needed – otherwise code runs natively. This, plus 3D acceleration support, means incredible performance so games and video-intensive apps run smoothly and quickly. Since AMIDuOS can access native PC hardware and drivers, apps can take advantage of the touchscreen, sensors, peripherals, GPS, camera and more to deliver a fully immersive Android experience. AMI has tested AMIDuOS with over 4,000 apps and is continually releasing updates to improve compatibility.
“In order to enjoy the full performance of DuOS, Virtualization Technology (VT-x) should be enabled in BIOS. Please ensure that your System supports Virtualization Technology.”