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    Imagine if your PC could run all the million-plus Android apps that your phone and tablet can…

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    What if those apps started to scale up and make your PC feel right at home with Android?

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    Help us make Android awesome – and get Console OS Pro free for life!

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Console OS

Introducing Console OS with Android™ Inside. We’ve taken Android apart, and put it back together for your PC. Console OS is a fork of Android designed to take everything that has made mobile awesome, and bring it back to your PC.



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Production-grade Android on the Desktop

  • Industry-licensed, native Android that can really toggle with Windows on your PC
  • Raising Android up to be your primary PC operating system
  • Creating a touch-optional Android – and touch-friendly for massive multitouch displays
  • Perfect for existing PC tablets and 2-in-1 devices

Easy to install

Install directly on your PC, or run it entirely from a USB external hard disk.

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All your apps, documents, even encryption can work boot directly from a USB hard disk. You can turn your PC into an Android, and never have to touch your Windows install. Want to boot Windows alongside Android from your internal drive? No problem – we think that’s what most will do, and we fully support that. Our installer takes less than five minutes to pull that off, automagically.

Built for The Mainstream

Every thing in Console OS is built for a mainstream audience, and is designed for OEMs to have a drop-in, native Android solution for their PCs.

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We’re going to be both Secure Boot and dm-verify – which means trusted computing that OEMs can ship alongside Windows.

For Tablets Too

Powerful x86 tablets are awesome. But, they only run Windows®. Or, they only run Android. Console OS empowers you to run both native Windows and native Android on the same device.

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We’ve built a version of Android that we completely control. So, we can drop it in and run Windows and Android side-by-side.

The benefit? Say you have an x86 tablet that came with Windows®. You can rock through the workday with Microsoft Office®, and then switch over to Console OS and play your favorite Android game all night long. Same hardware, different operating systems, living in harmony.

But we’re doing more, including enabling two Android apps to run side-by-side, baking in a familiar app launcher, and swipe motions that are more natural.

For Gamers Too

Console OS arms Android with the tools to grow into a true console-quality experience.

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Live at GDC, we showed off how OpenGL ES 3.1 (and eventually the full OpenGL 4 stack) will enable Console OS and Android to become a mainstream gaming platform.

And we do expect Console OS to support OpenGL 4. Why would you need another gaming OS when Android is already the most popular OS in the world.

Console OS Pro – Taking Android Even Farther

Console OS Pro will add over twenty killer premium features, including InstaSwitch.

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InstaSwitch will eventually facilitate switching instantaneously between native Windows and native Android, on your x86-based tablet or PC.

From the application store process, to the user experience, we’ve been working for the past 18 months to remaster Android for the desktop. Now we need your help to make it a revolution. Back us now on Kickstarter, and get Console OS Pro free for life!

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Console OS Founder Christopher Price tells us why he decided to debut Console OS on Kickstarter, what this means for Android app developers, gamers, geeks, and everyone else - and what to expect over the next year from Console OS with Android™ Inside.


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Imagine if your PC could run all the million-plus Android apps that your phone and tablet can? And, what if those apps started to scale up, and make your PC feel right at home with Android? Console OS is all about raising Android up to be your primary PC operating system.

Android is the most popular operating system in the world today. More new devices are born with Android, than anything else. We’re taking the next step, and bringing Android back to the desktop.

Now, with that in mind, what if you could toggle between native Android, and native Windows? That’s what the Console OS Kickstarter is raising money to pull off. Help us make Android awesome – and get Console OS Pro free for life!

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Compare

Console OS is Ready For Action - See how we stack up to other Android-on-PC initiatives.

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Products

Console OS Pro will add over twenty killer premium features, including InstaSwitch to facilitate switching instantaneously between native Windows and native Android, on x86 tablets, laptops, 2-in-1's and desktops.

  • Console OS Standard

    Free
    Free for end-users
    • Dual-boot Windows 8/8.1 & Android
    • Simple to install – less than 10 minutes
    • UEFI Secure Boot – Trusted computing
    • Run two Android apps side-by-side
    • Great user experience that scales Android on x86 tablets, touch mobile devices, and desktops alike
  • Console OS Pro

    $10 Backers | $19.99 Retail
    Kickstarter backers get free version upgrades
    when they are released (about once a year)
    • WindowFlinger – A true window manager for Android – run Android apps in windows (Console OS will run two apps side-by-side without Pro)
    • InstaSwitch – Building a new hypervisor to instantly toggle between native Android and native Windows®
    • Console Remote Access – Access Console OS devices from anywhere
    • Additional codecs and media playback support
    • Native DVR support (planned ATSC, DVB, QAM/CableCARD, & DTCP-IP)
    • Built-in media serving (UPnP and DLNA)
    • Console Files – A new file manager we’re building in to the desktop
    • Console Maps Pro – Premium Maps with Enhanced Turn-by-Turn
    • Back Us Now, Lock in Free Upgrades for Life!

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… I’m drawn to the idea of running multiple windowed Android apps side-by-side at high speed on the larger screen of an Intel-powered PC, and that’s something else Console OS promises to facilitate.


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Console OS envisions a future in which users will have the freedom to switch seamlessly between productivity tasks on Windows and playing their favorite Android games on a wide range of devices.


About Us

Last year, we quietly shipped the most powerful Android™ device ever built. Now, we're taking that experience and feedback to remaster Android for an entire industry of PC devices.

  • Console OS

    CEO at Mobile Media Ventures, Inc., and Founder of iConsole.tv, Christopher Price leads the team behind Console OS with Android™ Inside, rebuilding Android™ to be a primary operating system for the PC and x86 tablets.

  • Mobile Media Ventures

    Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. is the home of iConsole.tv. MMV has operated as a stealth startup that is quietly opening up the gaming console, and waging war on the walled gardens in technology today.

  • iConsole.tv

    The most powerful Android device on the market today, and with a dev kit that smokes any Android-powered device shipped to-date, iConsole.tv reinvents the gaming console and delivers unprecedented horsepower to your HDTV.

Updates

Check back for updates on new feature roll-outs for Console OS, the latest supported devices, previews of the Console Store, developer kit releases, and more.

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We’re taking Android™ in a different direction. Join us as we launch Android on a whole new platform. We’ll keep you posted about the next update.


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Console OS

ConsoleOS.com

Santa Clara, CA 95050