Jide Announce its next Remix, the Remix Pro

It has been a bit of time since we last heard any news from Jide (the makers of Remix Ultra Tablet and the Remix Mini). They have been working very hard on a few different projects and building their portfolio up. So, what have they been working on so hard for the past few months since we bumped into them at MWC?

Firstly, and this is the one I am most keen on, is the new improved tablet platform – Remix Pro.
Jide Announce its next Remix, the Remix Pro


This builds on what was previously done with the original Remix Ultra. It still keeps the 2-in-1 design which we loved, but it mixes up the way that is achieved. Here are the specs that we have been given so far..

  • 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

So, as we can we see there have been a couple major improvements. The processor has been switched over from Nvidia to a Snapdragon in the form of the 652 chipset. This is the exact one I am using on my Xperia X, and I know that it performs well (some benchmarks suggest as well as the SD 810 from last year).

Jide Announce its next Remix, the Remix Pro

Next up, the screen has grown slightly in size from the 10.1″ to 12″. It’s not just a 1080p resolution either, and now has a “Retina” display with 2160x1440p resolution. WiFi has also been stepped up to dual band in the form of 2.4GHZ /5GHZ with 802.11a/b/g on board (shame it is missing N but cannae grumble too much)

Jide Announce its next Remix, the Remix Pro
Those are the key standouts on the hardware side. However, Jide has also been very hard at work on getting Marshmallow onto the device, which they have now done in the form of Remix OS 3. This means we will see all the features we have learnt to love from Marshmallow tablets, including the amazing Doze Mode and MultiWindow support courtesy of the Jide customizations.
Jide Announce its next Remix, the Remix Pro

I really liked using the original Remix Ultra when I had it in for review by and I still use the Remix Mini that I bought from Kickstarter back at the end of last month. It has become my media server in my bedroom.

Jide Announce its next Remix, the Remix Pro

I do however have one major concern for this device and the other ones that Jide released today (see below). That threat comes in the form of Chromebooks. Very, very soon these cheap laptops will have access to Android Apps from the Google Play Store. This does beg the question of do we need Remix OS on 2 in 1s, laptops and all in one PC’s? Only time will tell, but I look forward to putting this through it paces while we find out.

The Remix Pro will be released in China first with the international release later in the summer. We will keep you informed of it as soon as we know more

 

Jide Technology continues to push forward the future of Android PCs with new hardware

Multiple strategic partnerships and products announced at their 2016 Preview Event

 

June 16, 2016 (Beijing, China) – Jide Technology, the creators of Remix OS, today announces multiple new devices and partnerships that continue to push forward the future of Android PCs. These partnerships also highlight Jide’s growth as the company is able to preinstall Remix OS on an increasing number of devices and form factors, giving users more options to run Android on desktop environments. The key announcements are detailed below:

 

Remix Pro 2-in-1 tablet

Following the success of the company’s own Remix Mini hardware, Jide has unveiled their second generation productivity tablet – the Remix Pro. This will also be the first device that supports Remix OS 3, an upgrade that represents a migration to Android Marshmallow and additional stability and bug fixes. The Remix Pro will first be available in the Chinese market. International availability will be confirmed at a later date.

 

Key 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

 

Android-x86 Open Source Project founder joins Jide

Chih-Wei Huang, Android-x86 Open Source Project creator and accomplished developer, has officially joined Jide Technology as the x86 Technology Lead. Possessing a wealth of experience as the originator of the Android-x86 Open Source Project that ports Android to PC desktops, Huang will be a key member in further developing Jide’s Remix OS.

 

Chih-Wei Huang explains his move to Jide, “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.” The first project the seasoned software engineer will be working on is a limited release Acer concept laptop running Remix OS on an Intel x86 chip.

 

Acer Aspire ES1-131 running Remix OS

Through a close collaboration with Acer, Jide has unveiled an Intel-based laptop running Remix OS out of the box. The concept laptop will be released on a limited basis firstly in the Chinese market. Jide has worked on developing Remix OS for this hardware that will run an optimized version of Remix OS for PC. It represents an evolutionary shift in computing- an Android-based Intel laptop. The development work done on the ES1-131 will also significantly improve the user experience on the free download of Remix OS for PC.

 

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

 

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 and accessible 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 2160P@30fps

 

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 key specifications:

 

  • 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

 

“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.”

 

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