Jide Technology, the company behind Remix OS, has announced that it is no longer working on consumer focused devices. Instead, it is pivoting towards enterprise customers. As a result, it is cancelling all products in its pipeline – including those funded by Kickstarter.
Remix OS is an Android based operating system with an overlay that made it vaguely resemble Windows. We reviewed the Remix Ultra Tablet, which borrowed heavily from the Microsoft Surface. It was a good effort for a 2015 Android based PC. Although not necessarily anything ground breaking.
In more current development were two more devices, the Remix IO and Remix IO+. These were meant to be a combination of Android PC and Android TV, and were funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign. Jide has promised to refund its backers and those who later bought the device through pre-order.
“Full refunds will be issued to ALL BACKERS via Kickstarter for both Remix IO and Remix IO+. In addition any purchases made via our online store that has remained unfulfilled will also be fully refunded,” said the company through its Facebook page.
Jide didn’t make much of a splash in the computing world for the most part. Android based PCs are still something of a niche product; and no company has managed to find a good angle for them.
[Source: Jide (Facebook)]