Linux News Today: Remix OS Creators Announce New Android PCs, Partnership with Android-x86 Founder
Today, June 16, 2016, Jide Technology, the creators of the well-known Android-x86-based Remix OS, have announced an official partnership with Android-x86’s founder as well as the availability of multiple new Android PCs powered by Remix OS.
Jide Technology has grown a lot in the last couple of years, and today they are proud to announce that the company is already capable of making partnerships with various hardware manufacturers to ship Android PCs and 2-in-1 tablets with Remix OS pre-installed. What this means is that they will thus allow users to run Google’s Android operating system on more devices as their primary desktop environment.
“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 Jeremy Chau, Jide Technology CEO and co-founder. “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.”
But first, the Jide Technology team is happy to announce that Chih-Wei Huang, the founder of the Android-x86 open source project designed to port the latest Android operating to desktop PCs, has now officially joined the creators of Remix OS as the x86 Technology Lead. The company believes that his knowledge of porting Android to desktop computers will further advance the development of Remix OS.
Meet the new Remix OS PC box and Acer laptop powered by Remix OS 3
And now, please meet Jide Technology’s 2nd generation Remix OS PC box solution for OEMs, powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Remix OS 3. It is a lightweight and affordable device boasting an Octa-Core 64bit ARM Cortex A53 RK3368 CPU running at 1.5GHz, up to 2GB DDR3 RAM, up to 16GB eMMC storage, a microSD slot that supports up to 128GB microSD cards, and OTA support for updates.
Connectivity-wise, the device offers Wi-Fi 802.11.b/g/n 2.4G, 100Mps Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0x, two USB Type A ports, and one HDMI 2.0 port supporting up to 4K @60fps video output. The new Remix OS PC box supports many multimedia codecs, image formats, and video outputs, including MPEG, VMA, WAV, AAC, AMR, MIDI, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, WEBP, MPEG 1/2/4, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP8, and VC-1.
The second device introduced today by Jide Technology is an Intel-based Acer Aspire ES1-131 Limited Edition concept laptop running Remix OS, aimed initially at the Chinese market. Key technical specifications of the Remix OS Acer laptop include an Intel Celeron Quad-Core N3150 CPU running at 1.60GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB internal storage, an 11.6-inch HD display, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Jide Technology has announced 22- and 32-inch models of the Remix OS-powered AOC Mars AIO, which packs a Quad-Core 64-bit Amlogic S905 ARM Cortex A53 CPU running at 2GHz, a 5-core ARM Mali 450 GPU running at 750MHz, 2GB RAM, up to 64GB internal storage, Full HD @60Hz displays, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, up to four USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, and two built-in speakers.
Lastly, please meet Jide Remix Pro, the first 2-in-1 tablet to support Remix OS 3.