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Phoenix OS for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.6.1.564
  • 4
  • (83)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Use Android as a Desktop OS

Phoenix OS is a new personal computer operating system based on the Android platform. When you are looking for an alternative to your default OS, this utility software is worth checking out. It comes with the functions and features of classic operating systems while also supporting millions of mainstream Android applications. You can use it freely in any environment—may it be for your home, office, or at school. 

Android Experience on Your PC

As mentioned, Phoenix OS is an Android-based OS. Based on the Android-x86 project, it is GPL-2.0 compliant and installs on many kinds of 86-based hardware. It is fully compatible with the Android ecosystem allowing you to download and use Android applications and games. You don’t need to install a separate emulator. Moreover, with Phoenix OS, you can play any Android game on your PC with 30+ fps—that is, if you've met the requirements of Pentium 4 cores with 8 GB RAM. Even Intel GFX would also run heavy games like MC5, Kritika, and PUBG. Usually, however, puzzle games never lag on this OS. 

On the flip side, this OS does not have Google Play service, so don’t expect apps from the service to run smoothly. In fact, don’t expect them to run at all. Moreover, this OS won’t run the full Chrome browser, as this, after all, is a mobile operating system. 

However, compared to traditional Android systems, Phoenix OS supports multiple windows and multiple task operations. It also allows easy mutual switching between apps, greatly improving your device’s utilization efficiency. It also deeply integrates the safety center into the system, intelligently allocates system resources, and cleans background processes. All these ensure stability in your system operation and avoid application disturbance. 

Other Features

Phoenix OS adopts the start menu as a comprehensive entrance of the system. It allows you to start the installed applications and enter into the system settings and other functions. You can even start the full-screen mode of the start menu to browse more applications one at a time, if you like. 

Furthermore, the app offers easy management of files. It supports classified file management, LAN access, and global search. Even the classic mouse operations, file decompression, and window dragging are doable in this operating system. What’s more, Phoenix OS allows familiar keyboard shortcuts such as CTRL + C, CTRL + V, CTRL + A, and other commonly used shortcuts. 

Phoenix OS is a free operating system. And since it’s a freeware, expect a lot of ads to interrupt you as you work. There are so many ads in this OS that you can even open File Manager without clicking closed ads. Moreover, it has no ISO—requiring you to use the .EXE file to install the OS on your computer. 

Promising with a Lot of Drawbacks

Taking all things into consideration, Phoenix OS would be a promising OS alternative for desktops if not for its many drawbacks. The app lets you enjoy some perks of an Android-based operating system in your computer and even offers accelerated gaming. It combines classic PC operations with new functions to further enhance your computer’s efficiency. Should these issues be solved, this app will make a great stock Android operating system. 

PROS

  • Supports mainstream Android applications and games
  • Allows multiple windows and task operations
  • Supports familiar keyboard shortcuts
  • Easy management of files

CONS

  • Lots of ads
  • Missing Google Play service
  • No ISO
  • Does not run the full version of some apps

Phoenix OS for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.6.1.564
  • 4
  • (83)
  • Security Status

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