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Rockchip develops Light Work OS, mimics Windows OS

Manufacturers of tablet devices are trying to beat the drop and looking for features that can give them an edge in a cutthroat tablet market. One of Rockchip’s solutions could be an effective, if not necessarily an original one – that is, offer an Android version that mimics Windows OS so that it can become more “work friendly”. The result is what the Taiwan-based chipmakers call “Light Work OS”, and it is set to be featured in a tablet device soon.

Windows 7 successfully installed on an Asus ZenFone 2

Windows running on an Android device? It's possible. Not that we doubt it can never happen but honestly, there is no need, right? But then with Android being an open source platform, developers and the whole Android community can do anything with the platform. A senior XDA developer managed to install Windows 7 on an Asus ZenFone 2 powered by an Intel processor. Thanks to the Intel chipset used, an Android phone can now run full Windows.

Microsoft gets more OEMs, device partners to install apps on Android devices

If you can't beat them, join them. This is exactly what Microsoft is doing in the mobile industry. Because it may be long before Windows Phone will totally be out there and join Android and iOS on top, the software giant is working hard to bring the best Microsoft experience by teaming up with more partners and businesses to bring services that will allow more productivity and efficiency in one's digital life.

Microsoft intros Windows 10 Phone Companion app, Cortana for Android

Microsoft knows that it can't compete outrightly with Android or iOS yet. Windows Phone may already be out there but it still hasn't captured a relevant percentage of the market. Instead of just trying to beat the two, Microsoft thought of working on a companion app for Windows 10 on PC that works to connect the computer to any phone whether it's an iPhone, Android phone, and of course, a Windows Phone.

Boot Linux or Windows 8 from your Android device with DriveDroid

All of us within the Android community would agree that Android as a mobile platform would go a long way even after all the letters in the alphabet have been used up. From this year's Android M until Android Z a decade from now, we'd only see the platform evolve. Google may decide to change the naming convention but it will still be the same mobile OS we've grown to love. Other platforms are expected to be integrated with Android because of its ease. Despite the fact that Android coding can be complicated, developers work hard to add more features and functions to the system.

Andromium OS makes your Android device Windows-like

Ok, first things first, Andromium OS is not really an operating system in the fullest sense of the term – it’s an app. But for what, you ask? Well, you buy your Android smartphone and Android tablet and you are happy – but there are days when you end up pining for a more Windows-like or desktop-like approach to computing. That’s where the Andronium OS app project comes in.

Run Android apps on Windows 7, Windows 8 with AMIDuOS

The idea to run Android apps on other platforms is nothing new. We said it may be possible by running an emulator on Windows Phone. Last year, Windows 8 was tipped to be dual-booting with Android by June but nothing really materialized. More than a year after mulling over a decision to allow Android apps on Windows, here comes AMIDuOS. Well, this isn't an official Microsoft project but this program can start an Android environment on your Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer.

Microsoft is cooking up a Windows 10 ROM for Xiaomi Mi 4

Microsoft just announced its stronger initiative to push its business further in China, by pushing Windows 10 harder, with a little help from Chinese companies. Among those namedropped was Xiaomi, where Microsoft explicitly mentioned that select Xiaomi Mi 4 power users will be able to test Windows 10 on their devices. This effectively meant that Microsoft is developing a ROM for the smartphone that will practically overwrite Android. Given how Xiaomi has been a strong Android player so far, it is unsurprising to see a few feathers ruffled and a few eyebrows raised.

Console OS ready to boot Android into PCs, sort of.

Console OS has a dream, one that Samsung and ASUS discovered to be a rather deadly one. It wants to enable fast and easy dual-booting of Windows and Android on a single PC, whether laptop or tablet, while offering the full potential of a regular Android installation. It flew to Kickstarter in search of support, which it found to some extent. Now it is announcing its first big step, making available the first Developer Release for the Android spin and taking it a rather small step closer to its ambitious goal.

Ideum Duet smart table now running both Android and Windows 8

No wonder it’s named the Duet. Smart table-maker Ideum has rolled out a new genius of a living room showpiece, and the really cool thing about it is that the new Duet multi-touch coffee table runs on both Android and Windows 8. Yes, you heard that right -- it's a coffee table, aaaand it's also a table-top computer that runs Microsoft's latest OS plus Android on a separate system. Pretty nifty.
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