Your Android gadget is an amazing piece of technology. Think about everything these handy devices are capable of.
Many of the newer smartphones have great cameras built-in, so you're able to take professional quality pictures. On top of that, you can make transactions with your financial institutions and store files with your important documents. The possibilities are endless.
With all of the amazing apps available, you can do pretty much anything with your gadget that you can do with a desktop PC. In fact, why not use your Android phone as your PC?
Now, there is a way to make that dream a reality that you need to know about.
How to use your Android gadget as a PC
The evolution of smartphones has been fast and furious. Their processors are faster and more powerful than ever before. Storage size has increased, and with Android, you can have even more when you install a memory card.
These advancements in technology have made smartphones powerful enough to handle the workload of a desktop computer. Some key factors keeping people from doing this are the phones' small screen, and the lack of a mouse and full-size keyboard.
The good news is those problems have been solved.
For this example of how to turn your Android gadget into a PC, you're going to need a couple of things. A special operating system and a SuperBook. Let's begin with the operating system.
The Andronium OS will turn your Android gadget into a fully functional computer by attaching it to the SuperBook, which I'll detail later. Andronium OS is actually an app instead of an entirely new OS. This is great because you will not need to root your phone.
Instead, you only have to download it from Google Play and use it like any other app. It is currently for a limited time free public beta. Click here to download the app.
The Andronium OS app creates a desktop environment that allows you to use all of your smartphone apps on a bigger screen.
Your Android phone must meet these requirements to use Andronium OS:
- Snapdragon 800 or better processor
- 2GB of RAM
- Lollipop 5.0 or newer operating system
Now that you know about the OS, I'll tell you about the SuperBook.
The SuperBook is the hardware needed to turn your Android phone into a computer. It is a smart laptop shell that provides a larger screen, keyboard and multi-touch trackpad that connects to your phone.
Plugging your Android phone into the Superbook automatically launches the Andronium OS app and gives you a full laptop experience. It acts as the ultimate smartphone accessory.
You use a USB cable to connect the phone to the Superbook. It's that simple. Once connected, you have access to all of the files applications that are already installed on your phone.
The Superbook can use your phones' data, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. It is capable of operating for eight hours on one charge and can also charge your phone while connected.
It's designed to work with all modern Android phones as long as they meet the specs we mentioned earlier. And, anytime you get a new Android phone, your SuperBook will work with it. It's like getting a new laptop each time you upgrade your phone.
The great thing is, the SuperBook costs a fraction of the price of a regular laptop. Pricing starts at $99 and is available for pre-order now. It is expected to begin shipping in July 2017.
There are other ways to turn your Android into a desktop PC, but we find this to be the easiest. There's no custom firmware to install and you don't need to be tech-savvy to use it.