Andromium: Turn Your Smartphone Into a Desktop

Published On: December 27th, 2014

Can you even imagine how powerful the CPU of your smartphone actually is? Any guesses? Well, you will be surprised to know that it can be faster than any supercomputer of the 90’s! If they can show better performance as compared to the latter then can’t they be converted into desktops? Did that idea ever occur to you?

Imagine, a palm size device in your pocket that has the ability to become your home entertainment system, personal computer and mobile assistant all at the same time! You don’t even need to spend extra bucks to buy the hardware required to build a PC. Now, is that even possible? Yes, that is definitely but how? The answer to all your questions is Andromium OS.

Andromium, a project developed by Gordon (Former Senior Engineer at Google), aims at making desktops accessible and affordable globally. The OS transforms your Android phone to an interactive desktop that can suit all your daily needs.

What and how do we use Andromium?

To use this operating system, you are provided with an Andromium dock where you plug your phone. The dock has a sleek portable design with a flip-cover. There are three USB ports available, one among which you will need to connect to any screen, the LED one would be preferable though. In addition to that you also get to charge your phone via a port where you connect your power adapter. Obviously, you will need a keyboard and a mouse but I would advise you to go for wireless one’s as there are a very few USB ports available in the dock. Finally, you need to install the Andromium app on your phone and then your setup is ready for use!

The Operating System

The Andromium OS has a basic and simple user-interface which is pretty similar to Windows 7. Create Power-Point presentations. edit word documents, watch movies, browse the internet, play games….as, your phone behaves exactly like a desktop. You can exit the OS anytime you wish and on top of that when your phone is busy running desktop applications, you can still receive calls, text messages and notifications. So, you don’t have to worry about them.

Device Compatibility

Supported devices include the Samsung Galaxy and Note Series. The Samsung Galaxy S5 requires Chromecast instead of the Andromium dock to sync with any screen. Following is a list of compatible devices that require Chromecast to provide the functionality of Andromium:

  • HTC One M8
  • One Plus One
  • LG G3PC’s
  • Motorola Nexus 6

Andromium Inc. is presently busy developing a new docking system to support additional devices like HTC One M7 and LG N4.

Andromium will be officially out during late January 2015. The UI is still under development as the company is planning to make it more eye catching, user friendly and efficient. Andromium Project defines a new era of computing making desktop computers more accessible to the general public. It reduces the expense of purchasing and maintaining the general PC’s that we are using today.

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For getting a complete idea about how Andromium actually works, you may refer the video below:

Amlan is a hardcore gaming freak, who is the COO and Editor-in-Chief at Tech Legends. Presently, he is pursuing his B.Tech in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He is an avid fan of gadgets and always keeps in touch with what's happening around in the tech world. Apart from gaming and technology, he loves to research a lot regarding the culture and geography of various countries, cities, etc. He is also a writer and his first book titled,"A Brief Study of Japan", was published when he was in 9th grade. His motto is, "Keep moving forward and never ever give up".