We here at Coolsmartphone like Remix OS. I have personally used it in the form of a tablet, and also a set top box. I have also seen a prototype of their next tablet (which sadly seems to have stayed as a prototype). Now along with their recently funded Remix IO set top box, they’re branching out again.
What they are planning on doing now is making an Android version of Continuum that can run on phones. When you hook up an enabled phone to a display, it gives you the full Remix OS experience. Sounds ambitious, doesn’t it?
Well, not as much as you would think. We have seen this idea before, in the form of Andronium OS and their successfully funded Superbook project from Kickstarter. I have one of these puppies on order, and expect it to arrive sometime in June/July. The big difference here, is that is running what will essentially be a Virtual OS on top of your phone UI. With Remix OS, they want the Remix experience to be baked into the phone UI.
So here is a quick demo video of how it looks like it will work.
So when you are out and about and using your phone for phoney things, then you have got a normal Android phone (they are targeting Nexus 6P and 5X users initially). However – when you get to work or home and you wish to have a full desktop experience, then just dock your phone and voila; Remix OS with all its bells and whistles.
The benefits of this are instantly clear, and those of you who have played with Windows Continuum on the Lumia 950/950XL will find this all very familiar. Your phone is the brains here, and as such you have all the power from your phone driving the actual screen and associated peripherals. This means that all your phone storage will potentially be available on a larger, more spread out workspace.
Now as it stands Remix “Singularity” is not available yet, but it is most definitely very close. I really look forward to hearing when it will be available to us, the eager buyers. As usual, when we know, you’ll know.