SOURCE: American Megatrends, Inc.

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June 16, 2015 13:05 ET

American Megatrends Unwraps Lollipop-Run Android 5.0.1 Apps on Windows Devices Without Compromise

NORCROSS, GA--(Marketwired - June 16, 2015) - The sweetness of Android™ Lollipop isn't just for Android devices anymore. With the latest version of AMIDuOS™, users can enjoy the latest and great Android apps -- right on their Windows® 7.x or 8.x devices.

The new, Lollipop-compatible version of AMIDuOS is available now in Beta for download from www.amiduos.com for a $10 lifetime license -- with a 30-day free trial. AMIDuOS, which delivers a full Android experience to Windows desktops, laptops or tablets, was created by American Megatrends, Inc., the number one BIOS vendor in the world by shipment volume.

"People should be able to run their Android apps on any device they wish," explained Subramonian Shankar, AMI founder and President. "We created AMIDuOS to make it easy for anyone to get the full Android experience on their Windows machines. Now, even the most recent Android apps developed for Android 5.0.1 will run smoothly and with full compatibility on the Windows platform."

AMIDuOS has carefully tested thousands of Android apps to make sure users can enjoy apps requiring access to the Android 5.0.1 platform. AMIDuOS supports many improvements in Android Lollipop including compatibility with Android's new ART runtime, native support for 64-bit apps and improved A/V sync and higher-performance graphics and audio.

Why AMIDuOS?

Many Android apps are not available on the Windows 7/8 platform -- such as Instagram, Tinder, WhatsApp, DuoLingo, Real Racing 3, Plants vs Zombies 2, Temple Run…the list goes on! Moreover, many Android apps are more expensive on Windows -- for the identical app!

Further, consumers who already paid for their app on the Android platform are often required to pay a second time to purchase the same app for Windows. Finally, developers often update apps on Android before doing so for Windows, meaning that the only way to get the latest and greatest version or features is to use the Android version.

With AMIDuOS, compromise is a thing of the past. Now, users have access to the full library of Android apps on their Windows device -- running either full-screen or in a window, while retaining the ability to switch over to their traditional Windows apps at any time -- with no need to reboot. AMIDuOS is truly the best of both worlds.

How It Works

After installing AMIDuOS with a quick download from www.amiduos.com, users get a full Android experience on their Windows device. They can view and manipulate the Android desktop just as they do on their native Android devices and download apps from Google Play or Amazon App Store.

AMI has utilized its decades of expertise to build hardware acceleration support into the app, and support direct hardware access whenever possible. Emulation is only used when needed -- otherwise code runs natively. This, plus 3D acceleration support, means incredible performance so games and video-intensive apps run smoothly and quickly.

Since AMIDuOS can access native PC hardware and drivers, apps can take advantage of the touchscreen, sensors, peripherals, GPS, camera and more to deliver a fully immersive Android experience. AMI has tested AMIDuOS with over 4,000 apps and is continually releasing updates to improve compatibility.

AMIDuOS integrates Android tightly into the Windows environment. The clipboard is shared, so users can copy from an Android app and paste into Windows, or vice versa. In addition, AMIDuOS can also be configured to share files with the Windows side, to save a file in Android and then open it directly within Windows, for example.

AMIDuOS runs best on a touch-screen enabled tablet, but is compatible with a keyboard and mouse setup as well. It also supports customizable keyboard mapping so users can assign physical keys to gestures such as swipe or pinch, for unsurpassed speed in games or other apps. In addition, gamepads are supported, so Android games can be enjoyed on a Windows system using gamepads designed for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and more.

The Press is Raving

Computerworld - "For anyone who wants a Windows tablet to do double-duty as an Android tablet, it's a no-brainer. It's well worth the price of two fancy cups of coffee."

ZDNET- "Switch between Windows and Android apps seamlessly without having to close what you're doing in one OS to get to the other."

BGR - "At just $10, the app is pretty affordable for a full-featured Android emulator."

Android Rundown - "If there was one app I would be happy to shell out significantly more than the asking price of $9.99 for, this is it."

SuperSite for Windows - "AMI has figured out how to successfully bring a full Android tablet experience to Windows, with no major drawbacks."

Lifehacker - "If you've ever wanted to install Android apps on Windows, you can with AMIDuOS."

Tom's Hardware - "Everything ran very fast and without any major problems...felt faster than any Android device. The fact that the software managed to run stable and fast really shows how much work has gone into it."

About AMI

American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) creates and manufactures key hardware and software solutions for the global computer marketplace, providing the highest quality and compatibility necessary to build today's advanced computing systems. Established by S. Shankar in 1985, AMI's mission is to design state-of-the-art computer solutions and develop advanced technology for the best computing solutions in the world. Today, AMI is the world's largest BIOS firmware vendor, with AMIBIOS® and Aptio® deployed in a high proportion of all computers worldwide.

AMI's extensive product line includes StorTrends® IP Storage Area Network (IP-SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions, Aptio and AMIBIOS system software and firmware, MegaRAC® remote management software and firmware, solutions for the Android™ operating system including the AMIDuOS® Dual OS Environment for Windows® and app development and OS customization services, as well as a wealth of design, testing, validation and engineering services for system manufacturers.

With these product groups, AMI is uniquely positioned to provide all of the fundamental components necessary to offer complete system performance, manageability, and availability for today's enterprise and personal computing requirements. AMI prides itself on its unique position as the only company in the industry that offers products and services based in all of these core technologies.

Follow AMIDuOS on Twitter at @DuOSfromAMI or visit us online at www.amiduos.com.

AMIDuOS is a trademark of American Megatrends, Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the US and abroad.

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