Farewell Ami Duos
Poor Ami Duos. They say that all things must come to an end. Some software goes on for years and years through many versions (even when it doesn’t deserve to). Some pieces of software barely glimpse the daylight before they’re gone.
So it is with Ami Duos.
For those of you who have never heard of it, Ami Duos was an Android emulator that ran under Windows. Ami Duos allowed sharing files between Windows and Android and running Android only apps on your Windows device.
I happened across the software not long after its launch as I was looking to not carry two tablets around. This was at a time when Android phones were not what they are now.
Looking at the 80,000+ views of the “so long and thanks for all the fish page” here, it would seem Ami Duos did have its fans.
Having tried a few emulators over the years it was the best emulator for my needs by far. But I haven’t needed to launch it in over a year now so I guess that tells you something. Having said that – the reason I know it’s no-more is I was just looking to re-install it :-(.
One good thing is that the installers are still available though you need to complete a form to ask for the installer.
See below taken from the AmiDuos Farewell page.
To access a copy of the AMIDuOS installer please visit https://ami.com/en/amiduos/ and complete the form on that web page to request a copy of the AMIDuOS installer.
It’s a shame that projects like this aren’t open sourced by their owners. If there was enough interest someone could pick it up and run with it.