Today AMI announced AMIDuOS 2.0, with support for Windows 7-10 along with Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop). AMIDuOS lets you run both OSes at the same time, using hardware acceleration and emulation. AMIDuOS 1.x supports Android 4.3 (Jellybean), and is still available for $10, free upgrade to 2.0 if you bought 1.x before August 7th. AMIDuOS is a closed-source OS.
“People should be able to run their Android apps on any device they wish,” explained Subramonian Shankar, AMI founder and President. “We created AMIDuOS to make it easy for anyone to get the full Android experience on their Windows machines. Now, even the most recent Android apps developed for Android 5.0.1 will run smoothly and with full compatibility on the Windows platform.”
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, any apps installed in the Android environment 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 its compatibility.
Some of the requirements include: x86 processor, 32/64-bit version of Windows 7/8/8.1/10, OpenGL 3.0 and above, and Hardware Virtualization Technology enabled in the system’s BIOS.