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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.

Pushbullet Windows App updated, sending SMS now made easier

Pushbullet has pushed yet another update for its Windows app version. This was after Quick Action support, universal copy & paste, Material Design and improved notification, subscribing to Channels, and Play Store beta program were added to the program and a week after the Windows app was also updated with a better user interface. Still in beta mode, the Windows app now includes full SMS support. This means Android phone users can send messages right from the Pushbullet Windows app. No need to open the smartphone because you can read and send messages on the desktop app.

Google Now ahead of Siri, Bing in search result accuracy

Smartphone, smartphone in my hand, who's the fairest of them all? Aside from our bad rhyming skills, the answer to that question must be fairly obvious, but in the interest of those who want actual numbers and statistics, a study conducted by SEO consulting firm Stone Temple showed a clear winner in the battle of the digital assistants. A test conducted on the built-in search assistants from Google, Apple and Microsoft showed that, of course, the search giant was miles away in terms of accuracy of results, although it might be lacking in the fun department.

Windows 95 on your Android Wear, if you have nothing better to do

YouTube user Corbin Davenport is gaining a bit of Internet notoriety, although we’re not exactly sure if this is the good or the bad kind. You see, he has tried to run some programs on Android Wear devices that, err… are not really normal nor useful to say the least. He has run Minecraft on his Samsung Gear Live, and has also ported classic PC shooter Doom on the same device. Now he has, for whatever reason unknown, managed to run a full Windows 95 operating system on his Android Wear device.

comScore: Android still king, Motorola and HTC falter

The latest comScore figures are out, and show little change in the order of smartphone OEMs with regard to market share in the US. Of interest is the gains and losses some have made, with one notable company having dropped off on a significant way. Don’t worry, though — Android is still on top.
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