6 Best Android OS for PC (32, 64-bit download)

Let’s install an Android OS on your computer.

Get to know the best Android OS for PC available on the internet and learn how to install them. In this guide, we reviewed the popular Android Operating system available to download and use for free. After the drill-down list of the best android OS forks, we discuss other options to install or simulate the Android environment on your computer. All these operating systems can be downloaded in ISO system image which allows one to easily create a bootable USB (with Rufus) read the instruction at the end.

There are multiple reasons for using Android on a computer.

  1. Testing Android apps and games on computers.
  2. Android OS boots faster compared to Windows on old machines.
  3. You can WhatsApp your friends, or did I tell you setting up a VPN in Android is way easier.

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Android OS for PC list in 2022

You can use these Android OS to bring all your favorite Android games and apps to your computer. You’ve many options to run Android OS on your PC, starting with Phoenix OS. Android is popular with millions of mobile users worldwide, installing and using Android on a computer is also possible, how? 

Natively installing android on your computer allows games and apps to run butter smooth and without any fuss. You can run the Android operating system for both 32-bit and 64-bit machines. We understand that by now you should have received enough information about the Android operating system on computers. You can now you can easily decide which Android operating system you can install on your computer. If you know of any Android device for PC we are looking forward to hearing from you as well.

AndroidOS forklatest versionRelease date
Androidx869March 2020
Bliss OS10, 11 ,& 122020
Phoenix OS7 and 5Mid 2020
Prime OSAndroid 7Sept 2021
Android OS for pc table for overview.

RELATED: read android os comparison here.

1. Phoenix OS – for everyone

Download Phoenix OS | Android 7 Dual boot guide

Phoenix OS for pc

Phoenix OS was released shortly after the publication of the Remix OS. At the time it went popular, especially because it was the only Android operating system to work on 32-bit machines. PhoenixOS is a great Android operating system, which is probably because of features and interface similarities to the remix operating system.

Both 32-bit and 64-bit computers are supported, new Phoenix OS only supports x64 architecture. It is based on the Android x86 project. It has many good features if you want to play games like PUBG Mobile. The Phoenix OS installer makes it easier to install the operating system on your hard drive/USB drive. This is the only android x-86 fork that currently offering updates and hopefully, they will continue to do so in the future. This is one Android operating system for the computer which is based on Android 7. The downside is annoying ads and built-in apps.

2. FydeOS – Chrome OS + Android

Download FydeOS | Chromium OS with Android App support, 64-bit only. Use Eicher tool to make bootable USB.

FydeOS is based on a chromium fork to run on Intel computers. Version 10.x runs on running on Chromium r83 (I tested) and supports Android Apps. Despite you won’t find the play store as it was mainly focused on the Chinese market where Google services are banned. Still, you can sideload Android apps or even install the Google Play Store.

Since the last time we checked, it made lots of progress and booted quickly. Sadly 32-bit machine owners won’t be able to boot this operating system. You can choose a Google Account to log in to sync your Chrome Browser data. To install Android Apps, open “Android App” from the shelf (app drawer) it’ll ask for an agreement after that you can just download .apk file and open them to install.

Update 09/2021: Windows 11 will eventually support Android apps in near future.

3. Android-x86 project

Download Android-x86 | Android 9

Android x86

Android x86 is the project to port AOSP-Android for x86 machines. The project plays a very significant role in all the mentioned Android operating systems. If you want a lightweight android operating system without customization, install the android OS build from here. You’ll get the same key features and interface seen on a real Android smartphone. If you lack good computer hardware you can test the KitKat/Marshmallow x86 build which is a 350+MB image file you can burn into a USB to create bootable media. After, simply boot and use the Android OS. Also android-x86 ports of Android Lollipop and Marshmallow you can use in computers with moderate hardware.

Note: For most users, the 64-bit version should just work fine, people with a single onboard processor can use the x86_64 build.

4. Bliss OS – latest x86 fork

Download Bliss OS | Android 11

Blisspop is pure Android x86 ports but with few modifications like the taskbar and system stability. You can also launch apps in Windowed mode rather than the full-screen which helps open two or more apps side by side. A note about Openthos and Bliss OS: When testing both OS failed to boot over UEFI firmware, they run successfully when Legacy mode was turned on from the BIOS settings. So if you have a computer with only UEFI firmware you maybe not be able to boot both of the Android Operating systems from a bootable media device.

But if you insist and like to test them you can use virtual machine software to run them on the operating system you are using. Some of the modern computers might have support for Legacy mode, but you need to enable it from the BIOS settings. So technically if you are running on Windows 8 or newer your computer probably has support for UEFI firmware in you might face problems booting these two so check in your BIOS settings if you can find Legacy mode and enable it.

  • Latest Android version
  • Compatibility with ARM and x86/x86_64 apps.
  • 3 User Interface (Desktop, tablet, and stock) to choose from

People who care less about highly modified Android OS under a Windows look-alike skin but still want some usability features should try this.

5. Prime OS

Download PrimeOS (external link) | Dual boot PrimeOS (Quickfever article) Android 7, DecaPro Keymapping.

Update: The PrimeOS version 2 is an overhaul based on Android 12 and this time we don’t appreciate it since it is bugged and the website turned into cheap marketing that begs users to click on its partnered programs

Prime OS is an operating system that claims to give you a full desktop experience just like Mac and Windows. Combines Android and computer features and the output is great. If You are seeking a gaming Android operating system you should check this out. The special thing about it is deca-key mapping for gamers. Read our review on PrimeOS Sure, PUBG Mobile is on-trend and players have been using Android Emulators which doesn’t do justice to the game performance, the lag problem goes away when you use Android as an operating system on your computer. Also, It does not change aspects and aesthetics which is a good thing, we don’t require something heavily modded like MIUI.

6. OpenThos – ahh IDK

Project abandoned and unknown status | Download OpenThos

Openthos is new, and it supports Android apps and Linux apps in multi-windows. For this to run your computer’s CPU should be 64-bit architecture. Getting the ISO file of this operating was a task itself. First, you have to go through the link and enter the password, and later you need Baidu client software where you need to create an account (which is also problematic because everything will be in Chinese) then you can download the operating system image. Moreover, tested in the Legacy mode as it failed to boot in UEFI mode. If you really want to test put android OS on your computer, you may probably want Phoenix OS or something near stock-like Android x86. OpenThos vision is good on paper but still, it has not achieved a great user experience just yet.

Remix OS (Dead)

Download old Remix OS & review

remix OS

[Marshmallow, discontinued] Remix OS — the first best Android operating system is released in 2016 by Jide. It was the discussion topic because of its similarities to Windows 10: the taskbar, notification system, etc. Remix OS supports both 32-bit and 64-bit computer architecture and can be easily installed whether PC is UEFI-based or Legacy. If you want a great Android operating system, then Remix OS will work best. For starters, you have to make a bootable USB remix OS so you can directly boot and run on a computer. Then if you wish to keep running it from USB, you can do so by creating a persistence USB that will allow running this Android operating system from a USB drive. Otherwise installing it on the hard disk is a better option when you solely want to have this as your primary operating system.

Remix OS was probably the greatest Android OS until it was pulled off and discontinued. You can still use this operating system by downloading its system image, but you need to know that you will be using a system released back in 2016 with no future updates.

Bonus: Android 5 and 6 (android x86)

Android 5.1 for x86 fork: download and Android 6 download

If you have limited resources try the Android lollipop or marshmallow forks of the Android-x86 project. Android Lollipop is known to be the best fork available for x86 machines and popular Android emulators like LDPlayer run on version 5.1. To boot Android version 5 Android OS fork on your computer, download the appropriate ISO file using the links below and use Rufus to create bootable media.

Try Android Emulator; LDPlayer

Gaming Android Emulator for PC | Android Emulator

LDplayer is an emulator to play online android games like PUBG Mobile and Call of duty. You would love to emulate the Android environment on your Windows computer when you have good hardware. It is possibly an amazing Emulator for playing PUBG mobile. Tested on an i5 (Gtx 1060) computer, it was able to run the game at 60fps, HDR extreme graphics, and 2K resolution. This is the best you can get from this game. Because it is a royale battle game, you may notice frame drops at certain times.

Other Options

Virtual Machines are much like emulators as they help you test any Android operating system in a simulated environment. You control resources like CPU and RAM to allow. For instance, you can select how much RAM and disk space to assign along with the CPU cores. VirtualBox and VMWare are some favorite free Virtual Machines. It is always good to test, and operate systems for you to use on your computer too quickly to know if you’re good to go with it.

Starting with a virtual machine is quite easy, first, download any of the Android OS ISO and save it from your on your computer. Open up your favorite Virtual Machine software and create a new environment and select the ISO image as a boot image. Please understand that installing an Android operating system on a virtual machine is not the best idea if plan to do intense tasks including Gaming.

Also, PUBG mobile players with emulators deal with game lag, screen tearing so it’ll be super awesome if you play these games on the Android operating system. Emulators only take a percentage of computer resources and won’t be able to give you a smooth Android experience.

  1. The one thing everyone needs to know about Phoenix OS is that while it installs easily, and runs almost flawlessly, the major issue is that when your loading apps, after about 10 or 15 apps (sorry I can’t remember exactly) you can no longer install anymore apps until you track down the Chinese guy who put Phoenix OS together and PAY him. I don’t even know what the fee is, what I do know is that most of what Phoenix is owes a huge debt to the X86 project and that’s an open source project. I could be totally wrong about this but charging for work done by the open source x86 project to me seems a bit unethical. I deleted Phoenix because of my feelings about the charge.

  2. Please what android os can I try I’m running a core 2 duo with 2gb of ram and ati radeon hd 3650. I tried phoenix os but it was stuck at 86_64:/# while booting

  3. It’s a good article. Prime, Lineage, Bliss and Phoenix, and even the vanilla Android-x86 are all good.

  4. I’ve tried phoenix, bliss, and Prime but no matter which system i use in the end, whether is boots or not, i never have any sound. it can’t be all the os, it has to be me, anyone have any idea on why I can’t get sound out of any version of android??


      1. You’re probably right but it’s beyond frustrating. I do allot of streaming and even the Nvidia shield can’t hold a candle to a PC that’s running Android. Oh well I’ll keep looking


  6. can someone suggest me the best andriod OS for gaming ? , i currently have android x86 os installed , and it does not open high grahpics games like asphalt 8 and bilitz brigade , so i wanted to try out bliss OS?

    1. You should try Phoenix OS, Bliss OS is like the Stock Androidx86 with nav and multi-tasking feature.

  7. Hello Devandra,

    which version of android shall I install in packard bell easynote entg81ba ?
    I have tried different version of
    linux, Centos 7, redhat 7 ubuntu 16.4 but to not avail. I would like to try android. ( processor is N3050 celeron apparently that family of processor are not supported.)

    1. Its a try-to-know process. Try either Marshmallow or Kitkat x86_64 buils that might work.

      (apologizing for relying late)

      The thing you should be looking is ” x86_64 ” android port that may support single board computer. However, I am unsure if that will work. How about you test and let me know. 🙂

      Example ISO you’ll need: android-x86_64-6.0-r3.iso

  8. installed 4 OS on my notebook : Win, Ubuntu, Remix, Phoenix
    Remix to play certain game that can’t be played on Phoenix nor x86 after some tweaking for it’s root
    this game can’t be played on Phoenix/x86 because their virtual debug console (the alt+f1) can’t be deactivated like remix

    currently about to try BlissOS

    Tried Remix OS Player
    the app said it’s not supporting non Intel processor, mine AMD

    Nox kinda bloatware if You don’t prepare some disk space for it

    1. There’s no such thing as CUP’s! It’s CPU(Central Processing Unit), acronyms have purpose, so you should check your spelling before assuming intelligent people would know what you mean by CUP!

      Also, AMD should be spelled in all caps, that how the logo appears as itself, but even AMD is an acronym, Advanced Micro Devices, same as the file format JPEG(not JPG), it’s Joint Photographic Experts Group, which is why I fix every file extension with JPEG, except for PNG, BMP and TIFF!

      And I learned all this and more working under-the-counter at a PC store in Green Hills(Nashville), TN from Sept. 2009 till 2010 and at Nossi College of Art back in 2005 to 2008!

      1. Do u get any reward, grammar Nazi? Jeez chill out, we all get it. amd or AMD, those are just typo. U need to socialize more

        1. When you write “u”, it’s not very likely it’s a typo. English is not my language, but I do my best to write and speak correctly.

    1. Unfortunately no, NOX is an android emulator works on Windows OS. But why don’t you use Phoenix OS, good android OS. 🙂

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