American Megatrends Unwraps Lollipop – Run Android 5.0.1 Apps on Windows Devices without Compromise

By | 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.

AMIDuOS, which delivers a full Android experience to Windows desktops, laptops or tablets, is available now for download from for a $10 lifetime license – with a 30–day free trial. It 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.


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, 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.”

ZDNETSwitch 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.”

About AMI

Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software, and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile, and embedded systems. AMI’s industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, innovative StorTrends® Network Storage hardware and software products, and MegaRAC® remote server management solutions continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

For more information on AMI, its products or services, call 1-800-U-BUY-AMI or visit

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7 thoughts on “American Megatrends Unwraps Lollipop – Run Android 5.0.1 Apps on Windows Devices without Compromise

  1. faheem

    thanks for such a hard-work…but please add support for older hardware… like Pentium dual-core pc…and make duos better than another thing….

    1. C. Follett Post author

      Thanks for your support! We are always hard at work to make AMIDuOS better and support a wide range of Windows systems.

      AMIDuOS runs on nearly any modern Windows desktop, laptop, tablet or 2-in-1 device. However, for best results, AMI recommends that it meet these basic requirements:

      • x86 processor
      • 32/64-bit of Windows® 7/8/8.1/10
      • OpenGL 3.0 and above
      • Hardware Virtualization Technology enabled in the system’s BIOS
      • Minimum of 2GB system RAM (3GB is recommended for peak performance)
      • Minimum of 2GB of free space available on system drive
      • Administrator access rights to device
      • Internet connectivity while installing AMIDuOS

      Hope this helps!

  2. Stacey

    When did you guy rise the price to $14.99. A 50% increase in about 1 month :(. I may go with bluestacks.

    1. C. Follett Post author

      Thanks for your interest in AMIDuOS! Note that the new $15 price is only for the Lollipop (Android 5.0.1) version of AMIDuOS. The previous version of AMIDuOS, which is based on Android Jellybean, is still available for purchase at $10 – so now you have two options to choose from!

  3. ahyan

    I can’t enter name on PVZ2. I’m using JB. Please replay to my email. And add support for AMD.

    1. C. Follett Post author

      Thanks for trying out AMIDuOS! We are very sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues.

      To begin, we suggest you consult our Knowledge Base on the Support page of our website (, as there are many technical topics and articles from our Support team and other AMIDuOS users that may answer your particular question.

      If you don’t find the information you are looking for, please feel free to submit a support ticket under the “Report a Problem” tab on the same page and someone from our Support team will follow up with you shortly to help resolve your issue.


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