Most of you should be familiar with Remix OS by now, but here’s the rundown for those of you who don’t know what flavour of cake that is. Remix OS is a customized version of Android Lollipop built to look and function just like a normal desktop OS. It has a Windows-esque multitasking system, a neat and tidy design, supports keyboards and mice and is basically as close as you’re ever going to get to a business-like experience on Android.
The creators of Remix OS, Jide, recently had their first tablet, the Jide Remix Ultra Tablet, successfully backed on Kickstarter. It was received positively and had decent feedback, and was generally a pretty good product. Now Jide is back with their next product, the Jide Remix Mini.
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The Remix Mini is by all purposes an Android top box, only running Remix OS. The device will come in two configurations, a 1GB RAM/8GB storage configuration and a 2GB RAM/16GB storage configuration, while the rest of the specifications have yet to be revealed. The Remix Mini’s Kickstarter campaign is set to begin in the middle of this month, and all tiers will receive the device with the lowest starting tier set to $20.
What do you think about the Jide Remix Mini? Would you be interested enough to bag one during the Kickstarter campaign? Tell us in the comments below.
I would buy one, just to give Remix os a go. It looks promising however I doubt that it will become a real desktop like experience anywhere in the near future. Android is a mobile oriented OS at the moment and I doubt that will change.
Problem is: It has to. Windows and Linux (through Ubuntu) have adaptive UIs now and if Google ignore it they will be left behind.
I’ve always liked the remix OS. So having one of these is a plus. I’ll partake in the kick-stater campaign when it starts.
Do let us know Airyl.
I really liked the idea that Remix OS is trying to achieve and would appreciate their effort to release a mini portable desktop replacement device. My personal preference is that they should release a 4GB/64GB version of the same along with an optional custom designed wireless mouse, keyboard & joystick/controller matching the mini.
i plan on buying one to try it out as a set top streaming device. mainly i just want to try remix os and this is a cheap option. i’ll be out camping with the family July 13-15, so I’ll probably miss the kickstarter. also will miss the amazon 20th anniversary sale. picked a bad week to go camping. oh well, don’t really need any more gadgets in my life anyway
Is there any way I could just install the Remix OS on an Android phone and have it as a portable desktop on the go?