Jide has announced its latest Remix OS for Mobile with a new feature called Remix Singularity. The Beijing company’s new OS aims to make Android look and feel like a Windows PC, by mimicking a feature similar to Windows’ Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile.
Jide’s main concept is to have the user own a single device and be able to use it in multiple scenarios. Remix Singularity can be used in three different modes – PC mode, laptop mode, and TV mode. In PC mode, your smartphone becomes a desktop system just by connecting your smartphone to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse (a la Continuum). Remove the monitor and you’ll have your smartphone in laptop mode. Also, if you connect your device to a TV, you’ll be able to access TV apps optimised for the big screen.
In an interview with The Verge, Jide’s co-founder, David Ko mentions that Remix OS for Mobile will be a free download. And because it is powered by Android, you’ll be able to access all apps and games available on the Google Play Store.
That being said, flashing an Android ROM isn’t for everyone. You’ll need to sideload the Google Play Store to enjoy Google services. Other than that, there’s also the issue with compatibility between different Android devices.
Those interested can expect to try Remix Singularity when it launches in the second half of 2017. To learn more about Remix OS for Mobile and Remix Singularity, check out the official website here.