Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your PC with Android-x86 RC1

The Android-x86 project has been providing a way to install Google’s mobile operating system on desktop and notebook computers for years, and now the team is just about finished with the first build based on Android 6.0. A release candidate for Android-x86 6.0 is now available for download, and it’s designed to run on most […]

Lilbits 314: A good day for NVIDIA Shield, bad one for Linux Mint

About a month after announcing plans to bring Android 6.0 Marshmallow and other improvements to its Shield TV game console, NVIDIA is now rolling out the update which brings support for treating SD cards as internal storage, Vulkan graphics, and much more. So it’s a good day for NVIDIA Shield users. But it’s a bad […]

Jide talks plans for 2016 (Remix OS for any PC, custom ROM for the Pixel C, and more)

It’s been about a year since Jide unveiled a desktop-friendly version of Android called Remix OS, and in that time the company has run two successful Kickstarter campaigns, launched a tablet and a inexpensive mini desktop, and worked with a number of device makers to load Remix OS on their devices. Now Jide is taking a […]

Lilbits (5-21-2014): Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Active

Samsung introduced a semi-rugged Galaxy S4 Active water, dust, and scuff-resistant smartphone last year. Now the company is updating the Active lineup with a new Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. While Samsung has yet to officially announce the device, details have been leaking for weeks… and now a series of hands-on videos have emerged, telling us […]

Android 4.3 ported to x86, runs on desktop, laptop computers

Google’s Android operating system may designed for low-power devices with touchscreens including smartphones and tablets. But that doesn’t mean you can’t run it on a laptop or desktop computer. While Android has officially supported Intel’s low-power smartphone chips for a while, there’s also an unofficial Android-x86 project which ports Google’s mobile operating system to run […]