Jide launch Remix OS as free download, it’s Android for PC and Mac

January 7, 2016

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Yep, you heard that right. It’s Android for your laptop and desktop. And no, it’s not Chrome OS – it’s an honest-to-goodness, for real Android operating system for your computer. We’ve been waiting for Android to jump over from mobile to desktops and laptops for a while now. Google has teased us somewhat with Chrome OS, but it’s not Android for real. Jide Technology, makers of the Remix Mini, seems to have done it – with their patented Remix OS now being made available for PCs and Mac computers.


Officially, Jide Technology will be releasing Remix OS 2.0 as a free download on January 12th. It is designed to run on majority of Intel and AMD desktops and laptops, and even on Mac devices. Jide Technology is run by three ex-Google employees and they have worked substantially with the team behind the Android-x86 to make sure Remix OS runs on almost any PC.


Remix OS is currently based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, but Jide is saying that it will receive an upgrade to Marshmallow soon, as even their own devices are due to receive the update towards the second half of January. Remix OS will come standard with Google Play Services, so there will be no need to look for a compatible GAPPS package. As seen on the Remix Mini, Remix OS gives users a traditional desktop-like experience, multi-window usage, and interface using mouse and keyboard.


The beautiful thing about Remix OS is that it can be run from a USB drive for a portable experience between shared computers. Most people will not realize how big a deal this is, but it is just that. We will have to see how Remix OS shapes up with a full review, but given that this is the first time Android is making a legit jump to laptops and desktops with multi-tasking and windowed usage in mind, we are rightfully excited.


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  • Phoghat

    I’ll try it out

  • Looks like a nice Windows 10 rip off. Good work

    • Benjamin Clay

      I have their tablet and remix mini.. It doesn’t look like Windows 10. Maybe Windows XP. Having said that its simple enough for everyone to figure out how to use.

    • VIPLightning

      Then perhaps you should find another OS or if possible develop your own Android OS with a lot of features like Windows 10 instead of bitching about the features it lacks dumbass.

    • Rae

      In my opinion, what people fail to understand when they make comments such as yours, is that the only way a new product stands a chance of mass adoption is if it has a familiar feel and layout. I often hear people knocking a product for looking like Mac/iOS, or Android, or Windows or some other manufacturer but it’s for a good reason: when it comes down to it, most people are afraid of trying a new OS. Yeah, a new phone or laptop is cool…but not if they don’t feel like they can do anything on it. As enthusiasts of tech stuff, it’s so easy to forget that. It doesn’t work to say that a company don’t need to be going after mass adoption but they do if they want to survive. Otherwise, why bother if no one can or will use your product.

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  • Andrew Collas

    Let me know when it can run Photoshop, otherwise, thanks but no thanks.

  • MadDoggyca

    its fail-droid on the lin-suxs kernel.. no thnx

  • Kyle Dowling

    ive tried running both google play services and google play store yet the applications dont show up in the app drawer and never launch. I tried the installer posted on xda but nothing. Seems pretty cool if it would actually work.