As Remix OS fades away, Phoenix OS keeps Android-as-desktop OS alive with v2.1.0 release

Jide may be pulling the plug on the consumer version of its Remix OS Android-as-a-desktop operating system project. But the rival team behind Phoenix OS is still hard at work. After releasing Phoenix OS 2.0 earlier this year, the team has pushed out a second version of Phoenix OS based on Android 7.1 Nougat. Phoenix […]

With Android apps coming to Chrome OS, is there room for Remix OS or Phoenix OS?

Over the past few years a number of companies have tried to turn Google Android into a desktop (or TV-focused) operating system by adding support for multi-window mode, among other things. Most recently, Chinese startups have launched Android-based operating systems like Remix OS and Phoenix OS which add a taskbar, desktop, and Windows-like multi-window functionality […]

Alcatel’s Xess 17 inch all-in-one PC runs Phoenix OS (Android fork with multi-window support)

Jide’s Remix OS has been grabbing a lot of attention as an operating system that takes Google Android and turns it into a desktop OS complete with a taskbar and multi-window support. But it’s not the only Android-as-a-desktop-OS option. Recently we took a look at Phoenix OS, which works in a very similar fashion. Now […]