Jide Remix, the Android tablet that looks like a Windows one, will start shipping in May

Jide Remix, the Android tablet that looks like a Windows one, will start shipping in May
Remember the Jide Remix tablet that was announced back in January? The device is already available in China, and now Jide is getting ready to sell it around the world. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign that lets users order the slate from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, and most European countries. Right now, you can buy a Remix tablet for $349, and expect to get it in May.

Interestingly, Jide allowed 355 early adopters to get the tablet for just $39 (that's thirty nine US dollars), hoping to receive feedback from them in order to improve the slate's OS - which is called Remix OS, and is based on Android KitKat.

As we told you when we first presented the Remix tablet, this resembles Microsoft's Surface Pro 3. It offers a 11.6-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, a detachable keyboard, and a kickstand. Powered by a quad-core 1.8 GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, the slate has two 5 MP cameras (on the front, and back), 2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage space, and a 8100 mAh battery. As for Remix OS, this reminds us of Windows, coming with features like a file manager, a taskbar, and multi-window support.

Jide is a China-based company founded by three ex-Google employees. It presents the Remix tablet as a "mobile productivity device." Is anyone here considering getting one?


source: Kickstarter

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12 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Remix of Microsoft I see...

2. polaromonas

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

I don't know how will they sell this in the US, or anywhere MS filed its design patent for that matter. This is straight-up Surface 2, both in design and spec (for the most part).

3. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Cool.

4. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

I wounldn't mind that functionality in a form of a launcher for my Z Ultra.

5. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Surface copy??? Looks nice but i dont think Android needs these kind of features they promote - lack of proper "programs" - Android is designed to be easy to use for consumer also the apps are designed for eas of use. Multiwindows is OK, but for other features - get windows tablet + keyboard. But price is right for first backers...

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Quite bulky for an Android tablet otherwise ok.

7. Arthurhkt

Posts: 726; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

The power of Andro..... wait...... It is the power of Linux kernel, the power of open-source and freedom.

8. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

What's the point of this tablet it can't open a Windows program.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

More than 80% of todays tablet are non windows tablet. I am very happy with the non windows alternative out in the market.

12. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Yes, good luck using your Windows program with puny buttons and text fields in a

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I see Microsoft jumping on these folks for a design patent infringement. then again Microsoft may not want to make patent Lawyers RICH and let these guys go by. now if these guys were smart and put Windows 10 on a version of this tablet with Microsoft services they would get smiles from Microsoft and no design infringement lawsuit

11. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Was thinking about being one of the early adopters, really regretting not doing so now haha.

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