The first time we caught a glimpse at the Jide Remix Ultra tablet was back in January before it turned up on Kickstarter seeking funding. The tablet looks like a Microsoft Surface knockoff, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, the Remix Ultra doesn’t run the Windows operation system; it runs a tweaked version of Android called Remix OS.
Remix OS is a flavor of Android that is intended to look like a desktop PC operating system. The tablet was on Kickstarter in two versions with a 16GB unit for $349 and a 64GB unit for $449. If you backed the tablet when it was on Kickstarter, you should be checking your mail because the tablets have shipped to early backers.
The tablet also recently landed on the FCC website and should have the clearances it needs to go on sale widely in the US. If you missed the news about the tablet the first item around, it uses an 11.6-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution. The processor is an NVIDIA Tegra 4 paired with 2GB of RAM.
The tablet has a microUSB port, magnetic charging connector, and a microSDXC slot for storage expansion. It’s also fitted with 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and has integrated Miracast wireless display tech.