Remix Mini version of Android desktop computing is what we are speaking about today, which of course is a true platform that we’ve been led to believe. Meet the platform with massive customization potential, and that’s the idea behind this legandary Jide Tech’s new device, dubbed the “first true Android PC.”
As it comes with the word, the device actually runs on a modified Android version called “Remix OS.” The device itself initiated as ‘Remix Mini’. Launched as a Kickstarer campaign that has already blown past its $50,000 crowd funding goal, with 44 days remaining – at the time of writing. Best part with this initiative is it’s cost. It will retail for just $20 for the 1GB RAM version (basic/entry-level), assuming you can get the early-bird offer through the company’s Kickstarter project.
Configurations, other than that will give you 2GB of RAM, setting you up at just $40, making it a highly attractive offering. On the specifications front, the Remix Mini is a fairly decent gadget. You get a quad-core Cortex-A53 Allwinner chipset clocked at 1.2GHz CPU supporting 64-bit architecture. Got two RAM integration options – 1GB and 2GB, and also brings with it in two, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, and that depends on which model you bargain, further expandable through USB 2.0 interface.
For connectivity, the Remix Mini Android Desktop PC have support for WiFi 802.11b/g/n, for ethernet connections, Bluetooth 4.0 – the standard package. Topping it all is an HDMI port for connecting an external display with support up to 4K.
The need for modification of Android to make it become Remix OS comes from the continual familiarity with Windows, that’s what Remix Mini aims to deliver. Special features include keyboard and mouse support, built-in file manager, and resizable windows, which should be pretty much similar to those coming from Microsoft’s desktop OS. Indeed, we believe that is what exactly Jide Tech really wants to capture.
Remix Mini is expected to ship sometime in fall this year.