An Open-Source OS, based on Android, for phones, tablets & PCs with Desktop GUI. Its focus is to bring the Open Source community a quality OS that can run as a daily driver, syncing your apps, settings, and customizations across all platforms you run Bliss on.
Features of Bliss OS
Bliss OS is another effort to bring Android experience (and is based on Android too) to the computing market covering all spectrum from smart-phones to computers. That means you can expect smooth experience even if you switch from your smart-phone to your laptop or your desktop computer.
Android is the most popular operating system out there on the market. But the issue arises when developers and hobbyists want to get that experience on their beloved notebook/laptop/desktop computer. They are usually incompatible and even if it works, it attracts challenges because Android is designed for touch interfaces.
Technical requirements for Bliss OS
You should know how to burn iso images to a blank DVD or portable USB drive, partition your hard disk, and change boot device order when your computer starts up. In case this is your first time installing an Android-based operating system on your computer, there’s another challenge after installation i.e. when you update grub boot-loader your Linux distro won’t register Android on the list. Will discuss them further down on Boot issues for Linux geeks.
Download Bliss Os
You can download BlissOS From this link below.
Head over to the website and click downloads link on the top. The page will scroll down where you can choose the type of Bliss OS for two different devices:
For Phones and Tablets
For PCs and laptops
Right now we’re interested in Bliss OS for PCs and laptops, so click the System downloads link and select stable folder, then select the appropriate iso file by choosing the most recent version and the download will start.
After the download completes, burn the image file to a medium of your choice (blank disc or portable USB drive).
Bliss OS Installation On Laptop Or PC
Bliss OS installation is straightforward and simple. Considering you have made a partition for it on your hard disk, select the appropriate device and proceed to installation. Once done, it’ll either prompt you to start Bliss OS or reboot your computer.
Moreover, you can run Bliss OS in live mode too without installing it on your hard disk (but requires more time to complete its booting process).
There we go. Hope that coffee mug is empty by now ;P Bliss OS is great for hobbyists and curious users who wish to get hands-on with the new Android operating system before buying an actual device. Personally, I’ve had a hard time getting used to the new (Android Nougat) notification panel. Apart from that, it’s fun and just blissful having the Android experience on my notebook computer. However, be sure to expect a bumpy ride if you ever consider Bliss OS to be your primary operating system.