AMIDuOS Unwraps Lollipop

AMIDuOS Unwraps Lollipop

Aug 29, 2015

Somehow, saying that I love AMIDuOS manages to be a bit of an understatement. The concept — an Android emulator for Windows machines — is great, but it has the added advantage of actually working pretty well in practice.

From the official press release:

Now, Androidâ„¢Lollipop is just as sweet on Windows®PCs.With the latest edition of AMIDuOSâ„¢ – version 2.0 – users can enjoy the latest and great Android apps right on their Microsoft Windows® 7.x, 8.x or 10 devices.

The new, Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) compatible version of AMIDuOS is available for download from www.amiduos.comfor a $15 lifetime license –with a 30–day free trial. AMIDuOS, which delivers a full Android experience to Windows desktops, laptops or tablets, was created by American Megatrends, Inc., the number one BIOS vendor in the world by shipment volume.

In addition, AMI will continue to make AMIDuOS 1.x, which supports Android 4.3 (Jellybean), availablefor only $10. Current users who installed AMIDuOS 1.x before Aug 7th can get a free upgrade to AMIDuOS 2.0 upon registering their licensed copy. The upgrade process is simple – and AMIDuOS even preserves all previously installed apps and settings during the upgrade from 1.x to 2.0!

AMI founder and President Subramonian Shankar reaffirms the company’s focus on bringing Android to Windows. “People should be able to run their Android apps on any device they wish,” he says. “We created AMIDuOS to make it easy for anyone to get the full Android experience on their Windows machines. Now, even the most recent Android apps developed for Android 5.0.1 will run smoothly and with full compatibility on the Windows platform.”

The backup and update process was easy enough, and the program itself feels even smoother the previous build.

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[via AMIDuOS Post]

Chrome Browser Update Brings Lollipop Enhancements and More

Chrome Browser Update Brings Lollipop Enhancements and More

Jan 23, 2015

Google’s Chrome Browser has an update rolling out, and it brings some key enhancements.

What’s New
• Easier site permission management
• Updates for Android 5.0 Lollipop
• Lots of bug fixes!

Chrome remains free on the Play Store.

[Source: Google Play Page]

Sony Music Unlimited Gets Lollipop Update

Sony Music Unlimited Gets Lollipop Update

Dec 3, 2014

Sony’s subscription-based Music Unlimited service is getting on the Lollipop train; its latest update introduces Android 5.0 support.

The new update also includes the requisite bug fixes.

The app still has a great bunch of features, including 320 kbps audio, channels, ad-less playback, offline functionality, built-in recommendations, the ability to share, and more.

We had an opportunity to review Sony Music Unlimited, and came away quite impressed.

The app is available for free on the Play Store; as noted, the service is subscription-based. There is a free trial available.

Google Announces Nexus 6 — and More

Google Announces Nexus 6 — and More

Oct 15, 2014

It’s official: The Nexus 6 is here.

It will be one of the first devices to rock Android 5.0 (yes, it is Lollipop), and will be the biggest Nexus smartphone to date, with a 5.96″ screen that nestles a Quad HD resolution. It looks like the device will continue the Nexus tradition of forgoing external storage, but will have 32GB and 64GB options, and will also come in two colors: white and blue. It’s built by Motorola, so physical similarities to the Moto X (as described by Androidcentral) shouldn’t be too surprising. It’ll reportedly have 3GB RAM, and a quad-core Snapdragon chip. It also packs a massive 3220 mAh battery.

We also hear it will be on all of the major cellular networks, allowing for pre-order towards the end of this month and availability in November. It will be $649 off contract.

The long-rumored HTC-derived Nexus 9 tablet is also set to be released; it has an 8.9″ screen and comes in 16GB and 32GB flavors. Also on deck is the cast-ready Nexus Player Entertainment console.

[Google Press Release and Android Central]