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Jide Remix Android tablet now available on Amazon (costs more than $39)
Do you remember the Jide Remix ultra-tablet that was being given away for as little as $39 through Kickstarter a while ago? If you feel you missed out, you can now head over to Amazon to purchase the Android powered, Microsoft Surface look-alike tablet. But it will cost a little more this time.
Jide is a small company that was started by a few ex-Google engineers, they broke off to focus on productivity focused Android devices, and the first result is the Remix tablet that was announced and first made available this year.
A few lucky Kickstarter backers managed to receive their Jide Remix tablet as early as the first week of May. In an effort to help get the name out there, and to get live user feedback on the device so that they can fine tune it as they go, many backers were given the Android tablet regardless their amount of support to the successful Kickstarter campaign. We announced this at the time, and tried to get in at the lowest available barrier to entry ourselves, with $39 being the least expensive accepted donation.
The Jide Remix is a 11.6-inch device with full HD touchscreen display. It is powered by the Tegra 4+1 SoC and 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage with support for up to 128GB microSD card. Front and back finds 5MP cameras pointing each direction and a nice sized 8100mAh battery keeps the lights on.
The tablet itself is designed, we hate to say it, near identical to Microsoft’s Surface tablet, at least at first glance. A kickstand supports two levels of viewing and a magnetic click on keyboard turns the device into the laptop form-factor, ready for your productivity tasks.
Perhaps the most important, and maybe even the most appealing feature of the Jide Remix is the operating system. Named Remix OS, it is, at its core, Android 5.0 Lollipop, but we are looking at a custom ROM here that has been modified to bring a more familiar look and experience to your laptop. A built in file manager is a good start, a dedicated task bar along the bottom offers that Windows-like experience and multiple window support takes Android to a new level. Watch out later this year, as they plan to release the OS for you to flash to your favorite tablet.
For more info, or just to grab your Jide Remix tablet, head on over Amazon where it can be had for $399.00.
What do you think of this Jide Remix tablet idea, will it bring new life and purpose to the faltering tablet market?