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Remix OS

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Developer  Jide Technology
Working state  Current
OS family  Android
Remix OS
Written in  C (core), C++, Java (UI)
Source model  Closed source with Free software parts
Latest release  3.0 for ARM devices, 3.0.207 for PCs / November 25, 2016; 3 months ago (2016-11-25)

Remix OS is a computer operating system for personal computers with x86 and ARM architectures that ships with a number of 1st- and 3rd-party devices. Remix OS allows PC users to run Android mobile apps on any compatible Intel-based PC.

In January 2016 Jide announced a Beta version of their operating system called Remix OS for PC, which is based on Android-x86 — a x86-port of the Android operating system — and available for download for free from their website. The beta version of Remix OS for PC brings hard drive installation, 32-bit support, UEFI support and OTA updates. Except for the free software licensed parts available on GitHub., unlike Android-x86, the source code of Remix OS is not available to the public.

Google Mobile Services (GMS) were removed from the Remix Mini after Remix OS Update: 2.0.307 which Jide claimed was to 'ensure a consistent experience across all Android devices for all.' Later comments suggest that there was a compatibility issue with some apps which resulted in Google requesting that GMS not be pre-loaded.

Version history

There are three versions of Remix OS: Remix OS for PC, Remix OS for Remix Ultratablet and Remix OS for Remix Mini:

Remix OS for PC:

Remix Ultratablet:

Remix Mini:

A Remix OS 3.0 device, the Remix Pro 2-in-1 tablet, has also been announced. However, no new features have been shown yet.

References

Remix OS Wikipedia


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