VMOS, an alternative to Samsung Knox, is an application available for free on Google Play. VMOS is a virtual machine (VM) based app. You can call VMOS an emulator or apps cloner. We have seen this technology in Samsung devices (Samsung Secure Folder). VMOS is much more than Samsung Secure Folder (Knox). Well, this is not a comparison, so I’ll move forward to the post which is VMOS review in 2019. We’ll be going through functionalities and why you need the app. We will also go through some of the issues which you are more likely to explore with this app.
Table of contents
- What is VMOS?
- Storage and installation.
- Interface and features.
- Floating window.
- Why do you need this app?
- In conclusion.
What is VMOS
As I have mentioned, VMOS is apps cloner app. It enables a separate OS on your Android device. The newly installed OS behaves differently than the already installed one. The app (emulator) comes with a few already installed services including, Google Play, browser, the import apps manager, and a couple more. You can import the already installed apps on the device or install apps from the Play Store.
Storage and installation
The installation space is over 320 MB while it occupies over 1.2 GB of storage after installing completely. Once, it is downloaded from the Play Store; it takes some time to install the internal components. It can take up to 10 minutes for the app to fully install.
Interface and features
The next part of the VMOS review is the interface. The interface is like a new Android device. The installed Android version is Android Lollipop which is reasonably old. A floating icon which can be placed on the edge is the VMOS settings pop-up. The pop-up includes minimise, tasks manager, restart VMOS, home, and notification options. You can also swipe from the top to open the notification panel. Swiping from the top can sometimes open the built-in notification panel, so you’ll have to be careful there.
The app can change device settings, including, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The settings menu comes with the resolution, floating window, virtual button settings, and the system settings options. The system settings, of course, contain the device settings.
Another great feature is installing and importing applications. I have already talked about using dual WhatsApp using third-party apps, but this is something high level with so many customisation options. You can import the installed apps or go to Google Play to download some apps to start creating a separate workplace.
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The floating window is part of the VMOS review because it’s something unique. When the emulator is minimised, a free option displays on the screen. The option opens the pop-up screen of the app. From there, you can open the app, mute the volume, rotate the screen, and pin the pop-up window. With the pin option, the floating window will be visible until you manually close it. Unfortunately, there isn’t an option to power off the OS with that floating window option. Although, you can end the task from the manager to turn off the emulator.
Well, there is always something positive and negative. We have already discussed the useful features; let’s talk about the adverse effects of the app.
- The app takes an enormous amount of storage, and because it is based on VM, the apps you install and the media you add will be count separately.
- The app lacks some of the core apps, such as the camera.
Why do you need the VMOS app?
Well, if you don’t want to carry two devices, or you can’t afford the second one, or you have a dual sim phone and want to use a separate OS for the other SIM, then VMOS is the right application for you. You can give it a go and see if it works for you.
Here is the end of the VMOS app review. Although Samsung Knox and VMOS have the same features, there are several features which make them different. For non-Samsung users, VMOS can be a great replacement. Anyway, I hope the post helped. Thanks for having a read. Have you tried VMOS yet? Have you tried any of the VM based OS applications? Please share your views in the comments below so we can discuss further.