How to use Android 10 on your PC

A team of independent developers has made a version of Android that runs on any PC. Here's how to install it

For quite some time now, major smartphone manufacturers have been trying to bring the Android experience to the PC. In most cases, however, it is a kind of "mirroring" of the Google operating system on Windows 10 computers, without a real autonomy from the phone. To be able to use it, it is necessary to physically connect the smartphone to the PC.

The case of Bliss OS, the operating system based on Android but made for CPUs and processors made with x86 instructions, is different. That is, those usually mounted by PCs of all kinds, desktops, laptops and even Macs. An operating system, therefore, that could be installed on any computer on the market, while ensuring the same user experience of an Android phone. It will be possible to install all the apps available on the Play Store and that we use daily with our smartphones.

Bliss OS, the version based on Android 10

And, just like all other Android devices, Bliss OS is also updating to the latest version of the operating system of the green robot. Only that the PC OS is still in the full development phase. For a few days, in fact, is available for download and installation, the first Alpha of Bliss OS for x86 platforms based on Android 10. As you can easily guess, this is a kind of "test version", probably unstable and full of bugs. It is not recommended to install and use it unless you want to test the new features, knowing that your PC may not work well.

How to use Android 10 on PC

In case you want to install Bliss OS on an old PC (not older than four years, otherwise you may have compatibility issues and lack of drivers) to test its capabilities and functionality, you just have to access the official portal of the distribution, download the image file and copy it into a USB stick. Be careful, though: a copy and paste on the external memory will not be enough to install the new operating system.

You'll have to create a bootable USB key instead, using a software like Rufus. After this first step, all you have to do is change the BIOS boot settings, so that you can boot the PC to read the flash drive and reboot the system (first, however, remember to insert the USB into one of the computer's ports). If everything went as planned, when you turn your PC back on it should start the installation procedure for the Android 10-based operating system.