Last year, a company called Jide came up with the Remix Ultra Tablet, which took design cues from Microsoft’s Surface and put a touch of its own version of Android in it. Called the “Remix OS”, Jide has unveiled that it is now available for free, and can be used on almost any PC.
Jide’s customised Android, Remix OS feels more like a chimera, combining design and features from Microsoft’s Windows, Android, and ChromeOS. The interface looks a lot like ChromeOS, there’s a start button and taskbar like Windows, and you can run virtually any Android app found in the Play Store. Best of both worlds, or in this case, three worlds, right?
Well, Jide has announced that the company’s Remix OS is available to the public for free. Basically, anyone can download a system image from the company, install it in a USB 3.0 flash drive, and boot from it. Alternatively, users can dual-boot Remix OS with whatever operating system they’re running on by installing it on a separate partition in their x86 desktops or laptops.