JIDE'S WONDERFULLY precocious fork of Android, Remix OS, is about to grow after the company announced a range of new products at an event in Beijing on Thursday.
Joining the AOC Mars All-In-One machine, which we previewed last month and should get our hands on shortly, is a new version of the Remix Ultra tablet, the company's flagship device.
The Jide Remix Pro has an octa-core Snapdragon 652 chipset with 3GB of RAM. The onboard storage drops to 32GB, but an SD card slot allows for up to 256GB extra.
There's a Qualcomm Adreno 510 GPU to support the 12in full HD 10-point touchscreen, and cameras of 5MP on the front and 8MP on the back. We're also quite excited that this one supports Qualcomm Quick Charge.
More importantly, this will be the first device to receive Remix 3.0, the first version of the Android-based software to be forked from Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with all the Marshmallowy goodness therein.
It also has proper hinges on the keyboard so that it doesn't do that dead-fish thing like a Surface tablet. We're loving that.
There's a limited edition Acer Aspire available running Remix OS, the first fully fledged laptop in the canon, offering an Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core at 1.6GHz and 4GB of memory.
This probably doesn't sound a lot, but the speed at which Remix is able to run compared with most operating systems means it's going to be proverbial off the proverbial snow shoveller.
Also new is an upgraded version of the popular Remix Mini PC, which this time will be aimed at OEMs. The first-generation little box of tricks retails for around £70 and has been a huge hit since launching on Kickstarter. The company has opted to license the design this time, although we've no details of buyers yet.
It's worth pointing out that Jide and Remix keep getting mentioned here because we love what they do and, as regular critics of Windows 10, we like to have something else to do other than moan.
However, none of these products has a UK release yet as it will be down to public demand, so please let us know if you like the sound of them, and let Jide know that you love what it does.
As a sign of Jide's continuing influence in the market, the company also announced the poaching of veteran coder Chih-Wei Huang, one of the mainstays of the x86 Project on which Remix for PC is based. Chih-Wei will head up the x86 side of development in association with his colleagues on the project.
In the meantime, you can pick up a Remix Mini (1st edition) on Amazon or download Remix 2.0 to an existing laptop as a dual boot. This option is, of course, completely free. µ
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