Console OS Kickstarter Launches, Will Let You Run Android on a Windows PC or Tablet

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Windows Phones and tablets suffer from the same problem: a distinct lack of apps and software. Due to the Windows Mobile operating system being rather far down on most developer’s to-do lists, for smaller games and apps, the Windows line of mobile devices there are plenty of things that users miss out on even if the specs of the phone or tablet are of a very good quality. On the flipside, while Android devices have a great many apps available, they certainly don’t give you a Microsoft level mobile office which is why it would be great if you could match the two. The problem with that? There’s yet to be an ‘official’ solution to do this in a workable way but Console OS is looking to be that very fix.

Recently launching on Kickstarter, Console OS’ team says that you’ll be able to switch between Android and Windows with just a 10 second wait. It will bring Android 4.4 KitKat to your device and as the creators behind Console OS say that it works just as well in finger on screen mediums as it does in mouse and keyboard ones, you’ll be able to use it on your PC too. Presumably that will even allow you to use Android apps on your desktop which is a massive bonus. It’s also presumed that Console OS will work with any PC and that there aren’t any RAM spec specifics but the list of promised compatible tablet devices is Dell’s Venue 8 Pro, the Lenovo Miix 2 and the Intel NUC.

What’s also cause for concern other than all of those ‘presumable’s is that the performance and stability of Android apps and games is untested, at least to us anyway as Console OS haven’t provided any hard evidence. That said, the price for testing it your yourself is cheap (just $10 gets you it) while forking out a bit more money will get your access to future updates for free, so it’s mostly a win win either way. There’s a link to the Console OS Kickstarter page below.

Via Console OS’ Kickstarter.