The new Orange Pi (Droid) OS, which will be the default OS on its new Orange Pi 800 and Orange Pi 5 SBCs, was just released by Xunlong Software, the company that makes the Orange Pi PC single board computers (SBCs). The Orange Pi Droid’s Android 12-based operating system has the appearance and feel of Windows 11, which is interesting.
The company claims that this gives consumers the best of both worlds because it enables them to run Android apps in a setting similar to Windows 11. It reads:
Overall, the Orange Pi (Droid) provides users with the convenience of both Windows and Android, offering a Windows interface that is similar to the Win 11 style user experience and is simple to use. At the same time, it can run Android applications and reduces some of the discomfort of using Android on a regular computer.
Here are a few screenshots of what the new Orange Pi (Droid) OS has to offer, courtesy of CNX Software. The Control Center, the Settings menu, and the File Manager app are displayed in the photographs.
A comprehensive list of the features included in the Orange Pi (Droid) OS can be found in the announcement blog post:
The Orange Pi (Droid) features a straightforward appearance, a lovely boot animation, and a sophisticated, uncluttered desktop.
Similar to Windows 11, the default access point for installed applications and system settings is the traditional Start menu.
It enables many windows and multitasking, and switching between apps is simple. These features considerably increase usability and make it more ideal for desktop administration.
Users may immediately enter the folder to discover the matching file thanks to the directory tree structure in the lower left corner, which maintains the look and feel of Windows.
Included are Network and Internet, Bluetooth, Desktop and Wallpaper, Display, Sound, Applications, Storage, and more. Overall, it is straightforward and useful. Respects security and privacy protection by retaining basic tasks but removing some options that concern user privacy, such as location, phone number, SMS, alerts, etc.
- Simple layout. The Orange Pi (Droid) features a straightforward appearance, a lovely boot animation, and a sophisticated, uncluttered desktop.
- Traditional Start The default entry point for installed applications and system settings is the traditional Start menu, which is comparable to Windows 11.
- Multitasking and using many windows. It enables many windows and several tasks, and switching between apps is simple. These features considerably increase usability and make it more ideal for desktop administration.
- The file manager. Users may rapidly navigate to the folder to find the corresponding file using the directory tree structure in the lower left corner, which follows the design of Windows.
- The settings. It includes Bluetooth, desktop and background images, displays, sound, applications, storage, and more. Overall, it is straightforward and useful.
- Privacy and security. retains common features but disables various privacy-related choices, such as location, phone number, SMS, notifications, etc., in order to safeguard user privacy.
- Center of Control. It enables you to rapidly configure network, Bluetooth, hotspot, screen saver, do-not-disturb mode, wallpaper, and more. Users can instantly turn these functions on and off in real time, and the settings icon is located in the upper right corner of the screen.
- the taskbar Up to 10 programmes can be seen simultaneously in the lower taskbar.
- Workflow Manager. The list view of the windows is a useful and attractive approach to manage your present tasks. It enables you to efficiently distribute system resources and end background processes with a single click, reducing the need to often switch between apps.
- Keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+A, and other conventional shortcut keys are supported by Orange Pi OS.
- Play on Google. With Google Play already pre-installed on the Orange Pi (Droid), users can download a variety of Android applications, such as games, videos, photography, social networking, shopping, and more.
Even though the option for the Mac-themed configuration is not now accessible, if you don’t like Windows you can switch to it inside Orange Pi Droid. The Orange Pi Droid may be downloaded from the official website.