Jide Technology, a very little known device maker back in CES 2015 had launched a 2-in-1 Android tablet called Remix, which looked similar to the surface book. This device came with a custom version of Android called the Remix OS. This OS came with many features. The OS allowed users to use Android apps in Windows like a view.
On Tuesday its new version of Remix OS was released which could turn the Mobile device into a PC when its connected to monitor. You just need to dock your phone with Remix Singularity into a monitor and you get windows like feel. The OS for mobile is set to release in second half of 2017. Jide Technology has a dedicated website for this.
Jide technology’s co-founder David Ko said that the new ROM will be “ as close to Android will remain moreover have a stock feel”. According to Ko the advantages of ROM is the cost and the Android ecosystem. The ROM will be free to download and users can access all Android apps only drawback would be users will have to side-load Google Play Store.
Ko said,”In the next five years, roughly five billion people will be coming online and when they come online, their number one choice will be the smartphone; most probably Android. If your phone can replace PC its would be huge saving”.
The company is also looking for OEM partners to sell the phone that supports Remix Singularity. Considering the fact that Remix OS has been in news for quite some time and finally is scheduled to be released in summer this year.
Although Jide Technology is not the first company that has been working on promoting smartphones that could be docked to turn into PC. Microsoft and Canonical also tried to do the same but result were not that impressive.