Jide Announced New Range of Android Devices & Hire Founder of Android-x86 Project

Jide Announced New Range of Android Devices & Hire Founder of Android-x86 Project

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Jide Technology, the creators of Remix OS have announced that Chih-Wei Huang, the founder of the Android-x86 Open Source Project has officially joined their team as the x86 Technology Lead where for the time being he will be focussing on a limited release Acer concept laptop running Remix OS on an Intel chip. Chih-Wei Huang explained his move to Jide by saying:

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“Linux was created as a desktop OS, but it’s actually the only space that the operating system hasn’t truly dominated. I joined Jide because I think Remix OS is best route to establish Linux as a key player in the desktop OS space.”

Chih-Wei Huang

If this wasn’t enough good news for you, Jide have also announced four new devices running Remix OS, their version of Android focussed on multi-tasking. These new devices include:

Remix Pro 2-in-1 tablet

The successor to Jide’s Remix Ultra tablet, the Remix Pro will be the first device to feature Remix OS 3.0, based on Marshmallow with many additional stability and bug fixes compared to the original tablet. To start with the Remix Pro will be available in China, however international availability will be announced at a later date.

Specifications:

  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 8-core processor
  • GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 510 GPU
  • Memory: 3GB LPDDR3 RAM; 32GB eMMC internal storage; microSD slot supports up to 256GB storage expansion
  • Screen: 12” Full-HD Retina IPS 10-point touch screen; 2160x1440p
  • Cameras: 5MP front/8MP rear
  • Connectivity: WLAN with 2.4Ghz/5Ghz duo frequency supports 802.11a/b/g protocol, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Direct
  • Dimensions & weight: 207mm x 289.5mm x 6.9mm; 640g
  • Power: Supports quick charge; 9,000 mAh

 


 

Acer Aspire ES1-131 running Remix OS

Through a close collaboration with Acer, Jide has also unveiled an Intel-based laptop running Remix OS. This concept laptop will be released in limited quantities in the Chinese market to begin with, as a way of moving Remix OS forward and to improve it.

Key specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Celeron N3150/4-core/1.60GHz
  • Memory: 4GB; 500GB internal storage
  • Screen: 11.6” HD / 1366 x 768
  • Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet; WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dimensions & weight: 291mm x 211mm x 21.2mm; 1.25kg

“2016 has been an incredibly exciting year for Jide Technology, highlighted by the launch of Remix OS for PC and the several quality partners that we have been fortunate to announce,” said Jide Technology CEO and co-founder Jeremy Chau. “When we first started out more than 2 years ago, no one quite got what we were trying to achieve. Now, companies and brands that we have always admired are reaching out to us. It’s a win-win situation as we continue to push the capabilities of Android PCs.” – Jide

Remix OS PC box solution for OEMs

In addition to the Remix Pro, Jide also showcased their second generation Remix OS PC box. This device is still under development and will be offered as an affordable solution for OEM brands interested in Remix OS 3 running on a lightweight device.

Key specifications:

  • CPU: Rockchip 3368 8-Core 64bit ARM Cortex – A53 1.5GHz
  • Memory: 1GB/2GB DDR3; 8GB/16GB eMMC; microSD slot (up to 128GB memory expansion)
  • Operating system: Remix OS 3 (based on Android 6.0); OTA support
  • Connectivity & ports: WLAN 802.11.b/g/n 2.4G; Ethernet (100Mps); BT 4.0; 2x USB Type A; HDMI 2.0 supports up to 4K @60fps
  • Supported codecs & formats: MPEG/VMA/WAV/AAC/AMR/MIDI; JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/WEBP;
  • Video output: MPEG – 1/2/4, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, MVC, VC-1, Motion JPEG/H.265 4Kx2K @60fps/H.264 4Kx2K @30fps/MVC, VP8 [email protected]

AOC Mars All-in-One PC

In addition to the 24” AOC All-in-One (AIO) PC running Remix OS that Jide announced at CES Asia 2016, the product line will now also include 22” and 32” inch options. All three models will share the following specifications and a review is coming soon!

  • CPU: Amlogic S905/4-core/64 Byte/ARM Cortex – A53/2GHz
  • GPU: 5-core/ARM Mali 450/750MHz
  • Memory: 2GB RAM; 16GB/64GB internal storage
  • Screen: 22”/24”/32”FullHD @60Hz
  • Connectivity: Ethernet; WiFi
  • Ports: 4 USB 2.0 (32” – 3 USB 2.0), 1 HDMI, Audio out, 2 built in speakers
  • Weight: 3.9kg

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What do you think to these devices? Would you use Remix OS on a PC? Leave a comment below!

additional reading:

Jide Remix Ultra Tablet Review: Multi-window Done Right,
Jide Partners with XDA for Hosting of Remix OS Forums,
Jide Remix Mini Review – $70 of Android Desktop Experience,
Jide Announce Multi-Window Android For PC and Mac,
Jide Launch All in One PC,
Jide: Remix is Now GPL and Apache Compliant