Remix OS and Remix Mini @ CES 2016
Every year at CES one the best parts is being able to wander around aimlessly and check out new products from up and coming companies. The Remix Mini is one of those products that somehow slipped under the radar even though they managed to raise a little over $1.6 Million dollars during their KickStarter campaign recently.
The Remix Mini is a full Android-powered computer that retails currently for $70 USD. Now I know what you're thinking already, "So what? There are tons of inexpensive Android-powered devices!" and you'd be correct in thinking that, but what sets the Remix Mini apart from the rest is their Remix OS version of Android that comes installed on the Remix Mini. Remix OS is a desktop version of Android that offers you all the basic desktop functionality you'd expect from a Windows PC, but due to the fact that it's Android, the performance and portability is fantastic.
The Remix Mini features a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with 2 USB ports and a MicroSD cardslot offer you lots of expansion options. All of this weighs in at 14.6 ounces and is small enough to fit into your pocket easily.
As I mentioned earlier, the Remix Mini is powered by Remix OS which sets this device apart from all other Android-powered devices that I've seen. Remix OS is extremely functional and at first glance you'll question whether or not it's actually Android-based. The cool thing about Remix OS is that the folks at Jide (developers of Remix OS) are going to be giving away Remix OS for free for anyone to install on their x86 computers starting January 11th, 2016. In the demo that we saw, Remix OS had been loaded onto a USB flash drive and booted up on an older Dell desktop and the performance was very good (even much better than it would be on a new tablet running a mobile processor). Remix OS might just be the solution to breathe some new life into that old PC that you have sitting around. This product is one of the more impressive Android based products I've seen in a long time and was a nice surprise at CES 2016.