Meet the Jide Remix, an Android tablet that looks a lot like Microsoft's Surface Pro 3
posted by Florin T. / Jan 09, 2015, 1:26 PM
Founded in 2014 by ex-Google employees, and based in China, Jide presents the Remix as “the world's 1st, true ultra-tablet.” One of the interesting things about the new slate is that it runs Remix OS, a customized version of Android 4.4 KitKat that clearly has a lot in common with Windows 8 - including a taskbar.
Design-wise, the Jide Remix is obviously a Surface Pro 3 wannabe, complete with kickstand and magnetically connected, detachable keyboard. The tablet sports a 11.6-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and is powered by a Tegra 4 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. Other features include 5 MP cameras on the back and front, 2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable internal memory, and an 8100 mAh battery.
Jide says that the Remix will be available in the US sometime later this year for an estimated retail price of $449. The company is touting the tablet as a device that can replace your laptop (see the promo video included below), apparently believing that we haven’t heard that Microsoft is marketing its Surface tablets in exactly the same way.
All in all, the Jide Remix “ultra-tablet” will be here to solve a so-called problem that the Surface Pro 3 can already solve (though for a higher price). What do you say, would you give the Remix a try?
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Android can never replace full blown windows, and if they truly believe they can market it is the tablet that can replace your laptop, they are dreaming. A surface runs a PC OS and has PC hardware, this is just a tablet with a mobile OS and a kickstand.
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 1:38 PM 13
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There is no reason why it can't for the average consumer. You can check email, type messages, work with basic documents, facebook, instagram etc, etc. That is all the average consumer wants and needs. For those with specialized needs, you may run into issues, but even those issues get more rare every day.
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 1:53 PM 10
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Aside from doing adb stuff for android, music encoding and video encoding (which any modern SoC can do natively on the chip all day), there isn't much left I need a deskto for. Your needs may vary of course, but the market for the surface pro is fairly small.
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 3:26 PM 4
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Its just a matter of habits, what you are used to, theguy2345 like me are old school so we like our full blown Windows. Mainstream school still uses it for Adobe Creative Suite, engineering Autodesk AutoCAD..etc..etc. So yes! Windows is still here to stay. Personal staff like gaming, reading email (getting less relevant), texting, phone call, Facebook, twitter, music, movie... all are handled by the teen smart devices and 80% is Android. Google need to be vigilant, add relevant security to meet BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) requirement to survive the next phase. The teen will grow up and work in this form of environment.
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 4:34 PM 1
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Then you don't understand the target audience for the Surface Pro 3. It does not target tablet users, it targets laptop users. It's more of a laptop than a tablet, it just happens to be in a tablet format. Thus if all you do is read mail and encode files and those apps are available on your tablet of choice, you wouldn't need a laptop or by inference the SP3.
posted on Jan 10, 2015, 1:53 PM 0
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I predict this will be a flop. It offers nothing new or enticing. Undercutting surface is fine but what support will it have? It's marketed as a laptop replacement but what laptop software can it run?
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 1:53 PM 2
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I stopped reading when I saw the word China....
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 2:04 PM 2
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3 things would have made this way better: -newer SoC: Tegra K1 or X1 -active digitizer -2 versions or dual boot: Android and Ubuntu Touch Really, Ubuntu would have been great on this. I really don't get why Canonical does not forge contracts to put Ubuntu Touch on these devices. They are way to late to market. They should have made a contract to put Ubuntu Touch on Asus PadFones ages ago. Have them be developer devices at first, or something.
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 2:16 PM 2
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It's because like any company that tries to have commercial success with Linux, Canonical fails on all fronts to expand its market potential. Dunno why this is, Linux is a very approachable and marketable OS, it just needs to be done right.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 8:57 PM 0
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I have a surface pro and love it plus I'm running KitKat already on it. Nothing can match this tablet especially with this Intel inside of it. Nice knock off but can't match the real thing.
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 3:52 PM 2
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I agree. This tablet is a very nice idea for people that revolve almost exclusively in the android eco-system (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). My beef is with their 'first, true ultra tablet'. 100% false. If you show me the Jide running full blown windows, THEN we can talk. My Surface Pro 2 runs full blown windows, and runs full blown Android whenever I need, fully legal and free. If you where able to get Jide to run real, full blown windows (or even real, full blown MacOS), you're looking at an additional cost for the OS. And thats again, IF you could even do it. And I'm not talking about a VPN session, for which you need another computer somewhere else to take advantage of. Again, great device, and if you skipped using a desktop/laptop, and your pretty much fully integrated in the android world, its a great idea for productivity. But it is most certainly not the worlds first, true ultra tablet. (I would say the same if we had an IOS tablet that had a properly integrated keyboard, fullsize USB ports, expandable storage, and an way to run full blown Android).
posted on Jan 10, 2015, 2:07 PM 0
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As of 2015, a mobile OS is completely unable to replace a desktop OS. The argument of "for the casual user or home user" has been asked and answered. The iPad and those that came afterward have only complemented, not replaced, the traditional desktop or laptop. As for business and industry, the mobile OS will NEVER replace traditional x86-based systems.
posted on Jan 09, 2015, 9:28 PM 1
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