Jide’s Slick Remix OS Tweaks Android For PC-Style Productivity

A startup comprised of a trio of ex-Google engineers is doing something Google has roundly failed to do: make Android compelling on larger screen devices like tablets and even PCs.

Jide Technology, which was founded in 2014 and raised $1.6 million on Kickstarter last summer with a pitch to build “the world’s first true Android PC”, has tweaked the platform to make it a little more like Windows — adding a task bar and a support for multiple windows where different chunks of app content can be positioned and peeked at on screen, or maximized for full screen use. The idea being to improve productivity when using Android on larger screen devices.

Jide launched its “custom engineered” Android version, Remix OS, in alpha as a free download in January this year…

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