Jide Launches Remix IO, 4K Android Powered TV, Gaming and PC Hub For $99
Jide, the company behind the Android-based Remix OS, has announced their latest venture into hardware. Starting at $99 the Remix IO is designed to be a TV set-top box, console, and PC all in one device centred around the latest version of Remix OS/Android 7.0 which boasts 4K output at 60fps and HDR support.
Jide has always been community focused which is one of the reasons they house their forums here at XDA, their staff patrol the various remix sub-forums listening to feedback and offering assistance where needed. It was this relationship with their users and the feedback provided which has lead to them developing their unique TV mode interface based on the interests of the community. The ability to switch between TV and PC mode is definitely an interesting move which allows the device to run apps designed for both regular Android and Android TV and intelligently choose which to use at any given time. As you can imagine, playing games designed for a touch screen with a controller or mice and Keyboard has never been an easy feat; Remix OS allows you to map touch controls to keyboard, mouse, and game controller inputs, making the entire process simpler.
“Jide’s community has been an important part of the company growth and Remix OS’ development since we launched it to the world in March 2015. Their support meant that our previous Remix Mini campaign was a resounding success, and raised over US$1.6m on Kickstarter. Our new campaign is a way for us to go back to where it all started and offer our three million Remix OS users a Kickstarter exclusive on the new Remix IO”
Remix IO is available to back on Kickstarter now starting at $99 and will ship to backers worldwide in March 2017
|CPU:||RK3368 CPU Octa-Core 64bit ARM® Cortex™-A53 1.5GHz|
|Storage:||16GB (MicroSD support for 128GB)|
|Ports and connections:||4x USB Type-A 2.0, HDMI 2.0 (Outputs up to [email protected]), VGA, Wi-Fi 2.4Ghz/5Ghz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Ethernet port, 3.5mm audio jack, 9V/2A power supply|
|Accessories:||a TV remote bundled as standard, a Jide game controller bundled in the gaming edition, full keyboard and mouse support with shortcuts, and a smartphone app for iOS and Android that is currently in development.|
Editors note: It is worth noting that whilst 16GB will not get you very far with app downloads and media, removable and adoptable storage make this a null point when taking the price into account. I personally have a portable 2TB HDD connected to my Shield TV.
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