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AMIDuOS lets you run Android apps on your Windows PC, now

Mark Hachman | Aug. 27, 2015
The latest version of the app from BIOS maker American Megatrends adds Android 5.0 Lollipop capabilities.

Somewhat oddly, I noted that the DuOS app as the related DuoVu Headless process spiked when I first loaded the app, nearly pegging my system. It settled down after a minute or so. During the time that AMIDuOS updated itself, I noted my CPU consumption at about 55 percent or so. Otherwise, when playing a game, it was much lower, about 33 percent. Memory consumption was negligible, about 100MB.

An easy way to try Android with Windows

On a plane journey, handing a tablet to an eight-year-old can earn yourself (and the other passengers) a welcome bit of quiet. I’d be far less willing to do that if that “tablet” doubled as my work PC, however. So from that standpoint, no, I wouldn’t recommend AMIDuOS. 

If you want to play with some Android apps, however, and don’t want to invest in a dedicated tablet or phone, however, than AMIDuOS is a solid bet. Remember, you can try it for free, so there’s no commitment up front. And if you have a Lenovo Yoga, a Surface, or other two-in-one, you can turn that Windows tablet into an Android tablet any time you’d like. And that’s actually pretty cool.

 

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