Bliss OS, a custom Android build for x86 PCs, gets updated with more fixes for Android 10
After releasing their first experimental Android 10 build in November, Team Bliss has now released a new Android 10 beta of Bliss OS for x86 PCs. This new build, called Yantra, is a separate version of Bliss OS. Unlike the standard Bliss OS builds, which are strictly based on AOSP with a touch of Pixel additions, Yantra includes commits from many popular ROMs such as LineageOS, Paranoid Android, Omni, and more.
The Bliss OS Yantra v12.2 brings tons of improvements and new features. Some of the notable changes include:
- Added more fixes for sleep. Sleep from the power menu is currently missing. Access it using Ctrl+Alt+Del or the three-dot menu from Taskbar.
- Added sleep options like double-tap to sleep from statusbar or lockscreen
- Added Blissify app for customizations
- Generic Kernel updates for the “kernel-4.19” build
- Fixes for sound and volume on many devices
- dkSome upstream updates from Android-x86 project’s q-x86 branch
The update fixes some of the compatibility issues users were facing when trying to run universal apps —apps that support multiple CPU architectures— in the previous alpha releases. On the Yantra v12.2, universal apps should work just fine however you won’t be able to run native ARM apps.
The team notes that the default Android 10 navigation gestures don’t work properly and may crash on some devices. To address this issue, future releases will come preloaded with XDA’s Navigation Gesture app to provide users with an alternative option.
If you’re interested in trying out Android on your PC and learn more about the project, head over to the Bliss OS x86 development thread from the link below. Keep in mind that installing Android on a PC is not as straightforward as flashing a ROM on your phone. Make sure to do your research and carefully read through the installation instructions before getting your hands dirty.