For most people, Android is an operating system that runs on a smartphone. But, did you know that there are some versions of Android, such as the Phoenix Operating system, that work on computers and laptops? Yes, you heard it right! Now, it’s possible to run the Android operating system on your PC.
Phoenix OS is an improved android based operating system that is designed to work on personal computers, laptops, and smart tablets. Usually, when you think about running an android on your PC or downloading mobile apps for PC, the first thing that comes to your mind would probably be an emulator. Phoenix operating system is not an emulator, but a fully functional OS that has numerous amazing benefits over an android emulator.
Two versions of the OS downloads are available – one based on Android 7.1 Nougat and the other on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Not only does Phoenix OS have all the features of a normal operating system that runs on a PC, but it also provides support to tons of Android applications. With the help of this OS, in addition to doing your work, you can also run your favourite Android apps and play games.
Phoenix OS is a very flexible OS with a user- friendly interface that gives you the all-time familiar Windows PC experience. Several features of windows, such as the start button, taskbar, keyboard shortcut keys, and title bar are all available in the Phoenix OS.
Features of Phoenix OS
- A start menu, which can be used in the full screen or non-full screen mode, allows you to enter the system and access the applications and settings.
- Supports multiple tasks and multiple windows as well as easy switching between various applications. Just like Windows, multiple windows have title bars, and you can stretch and resize the windows easily.
- A simple and easy-to-use file manager that supports features such as global searching, LAN access, mouse operation, file decompression, and window dragging.
- Supports commonly used keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V, and others.
- A notification area is located at the bottom right corner of the taskbar, just like Windows.
- Supports all android apps and games.
- The OS prevents self-starting of applications and supports intelligent memory recovery and regular systematic examination.
- Phoenix OS provides an Operating System Switch feature that allows the users to switch between the Phoenix OS interface and the stock Android interface. This feature that can be accessed from the Android home screen or the start menu in Phoenix OS helps improve utilization efficiency.
- It runs on Stardust Browser, which is based on the Chromium Project.
Phoenix OS allows you to run various editing tools, including Excel, Free Word, and PowerPoint Software tools.
How to install Phoenix OS on your PC?
If you wish to install Phoenix OS on your PC, here are the steps:
- First, visit the official website of Phoenix OS, browse to the download section, and download the Phoenix OS setup file, which is around 461 MB.
- Once the download is complete, right click on the downloaded setup file and run as Administrator.
- Select the installation type, i.e., whether you want to install the OS on a USB flash drive or on your PC’s hard drive.
- After selecting the installation type, it’s time to select the partition or drive where the Phoenix OS should be installed.
- Next, click on the Write button to start the installation of the operating system.
- Once the installation process is complete, reboot or restarts your PC. If you had used an external USB disk for installing Phoenix OS, then select USB boot from your personal computer or Laptop’s BIOS.
- After rebooting, select the Phoenix OS from the list of operating systems displayed.
- Choose the Language and click Next.
- After accepting the terms and conditions, provide a username and then click the Finish button.
That’s it guys! Simple, isn’t it?
After completing all the above steps, you’ll see the Android start-up screen, where you need to log in, using your existing Google account. Once you’ve logged in, you will see a desktop with features like those you’ll find in Windows such as the start menu, taskbar, and notification centre. Now, you can start installing your favourite apps and access them via the desktop or the start menu.
Ready to experience the Android world on your PC? Install the Phoenix OS and pour in your opinions!