When comparing Android-x86 vs RemixOS, the Slant community recommends Android-x86 for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for an old machine?” Android-x86 is ranked 26th while RemixOS is ranked 37th.
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Pro Has Bluetooth & WiFi support
Pro It's a complete port of Android to x86
Pro Open source
Using Open Source Mesa for GPU / Video and presently up to Linux Kernel 4.0.6, with some Kernel 4.1 test builds available from contributors....
Pro Actively developed
Since 2009 the pet project of running Android on a PC by a highly respected developer, has gathered many developer contributions from the open source community...and in 2015 they are still going strong and delivering. Contributors are welcomed and needed for ongoing development work, any donations are accepted.
Pro Stable device support
Runs on more devices than any other available Android on a PC product presently available, KitKat, Lollipop, all open source.
The simple fact that its a real operating system, and not an emulator, means that you can use it without emulator related slow downs.
There's never as good a price as a grand total zero dollars, and that is exactly what this will cost you. That means that if it does not work, if your not happy with it, or if you just cant afford buying an operating system, you can still get RemixOS.
Pro Google services
The latest version of the Remix OS downloaded for it's official website comes with the Google play store, etc. When you are booting up he latest version of the OS it's asks you whether to enable or disable Google services... You can choose whether to enable or disable according to your needs.
Con Short list of supported devices
Currently it's tested on only the following devices:
- ASUS Eee PCs/Laptops
- Viewsonic Viewpad 10
- Dell Inspiron Mini Duo
- Samsung Q1U
- Viliv S5
- Lenovo ThinkPad x61 Tablet
Check them out, download a build and try it for yourself, read their forums and see what is presently happening, from the SurfacePRO 3 work in progress to the older Asus T100 ongoing work and many other PC's, Laptop, 2-in-1's, the older Surface 2, Dell XPS 12, Dell Venue 8, HP Stream, Sony Viao and many others. AOSP KitKat is their present released product, Lollipop version 5.1.1 is their present development cycle....there are builds available for either.
Con No Google Play services
Google play is the biggest go to for mainstream android apps, so it can be quite disagreeable not to have it out of the box.
Con Still in beta
As of March 2016, RemixOS for computers is still in beta, meaning that some things might not work.
Con Problems with Nvidia cards
Many people seem to have problems loading React OS with nvidia cards. This may be due to maxwell driver issues.
Killed off in 2017 by it's creators, it is no longer in development.