OXI ROM: Use Android phones like desktops (with an external display)

Jide’s Remix Singularity¬†isn’t the only project to turn Android phones into desktop computers. French company Auxens recently released an preview version of a new Android-based operating system called OXI. Here’s the idea: OXI lets you use your smartphone or tablet like a normal mobile device, with all apps running in full-screen windows. Or you can […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone may support external displays with desktop mode

This may be the year that using your smartphone as if it were a desktop PC goes mainstream. Or at least that’s what a few different companies seem to be hoping. The makers of Remix OS have announced that they’re bringing their custom version of Android to smartphones… and supporting a feature called Singularity that […]

Report: Windows 10 update will bring the same “adaptive shell” UI to phones, tablets, Xbox, and other devices

Windows 10 may be Microsoft’s operating system for a wide range of devices including PCs, tablets, smartphones, the Xbox One game console, and the wearable HoloLens augmented reality computer. But while all of those devices use the same Windows OneCore subsystem, the user interface varies from platform to platform thanks to a series of different […]

Rumor: Windows 10 will add x86 emulation on ARM64 chips in late 2017

One of the best reasons to consider a Windows smartphone like the Lumia 950 or HP Elite x3 is the Continuum for Phone feature, which allows you to connect a keyboard, mouse, and display and use your phone like a desktop PC. But right now there’s one major problem: you can’t run Windows programs developed […]

Dell’s cancelled Windows phone with Intel chip revealed (leaks)

Microsoft’s Continuum for phone software lets you connect a phone like the HP Elite x3 or Microsoft Lumia 950 to a keyboard, mouse and display and use the phone like a laptop or desktop. But there are some major limitations: you can only run Universal Windows Platform apps, which rules out the vast majority of […]

Microsoft now selling HP Elite x3 for $799 (or other Windows phones for far less)

The Microsoft Store is now selling the HP Elite x3 for $799. With a 6 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a fingerprint reader, and iris recognition, it’s the most powerful Windows smartphone to date. But it’s also one of the most expensive. […]

Multi-window support coming to Windows 10’s Continuum for phone

Microsoft’s Continuum for phone feature sounds awesome on paper: connect your Windows 10 Mobile smartphone to a display, mouse, and keyboard and you can use it like a desktop PC. In practice, though, the feature has some serious limitations. Only some phones can handle it. Only Windows Store apps are supported. And apps can only […]

HP Elite x3 up for pre-order for $799 (Windows 10 phone with PC-like features)

The HP Elite x3 is a smartphone that you can use like a desktop computer. It runs Windows 10 Mobile and supports Microsoft’s Continuum for phone software, allowing you to connect an external keyboard, mouse, and display to run some apps in a desktop mode. There are a few other phones that can do that, […]

Crowdfunded NexDock laptop dock for smartphones begins shipping to backers (Updated)

Want to use your smartphone like a laptop? Two popular crowdfunding campaigns have launched this year in hopes of delivering hardware that lets you do that. Andromium’s Superbook looks like an 11.6 inch laptop, but it uses you Android phone’s processor, memory, storage, and software. The campaign is still ongoing, but the team has already […]

Acer Liquid Jade Primo Windows 10 phone now available for $649 (including dock, keyboard, and mouse)

Acer’s Liquid Jade Primo is a Windows 10 smartphone with support for Continuum software, allowing you to connect it to an external display and run some apps in desktop mode. The smartphone made its debut at CES in January, but the phone didn’t start shipping until April… and that was a European launch. Now the […]