Jide’s Remix OS generated a lot of excitement in the Android community when they announced the project three years ago. Today, that excitement turned to disappointment. Jide is ceasing development on all consumer editions of Remix OS.

Jide has revealed a number of interesting products over the last few years, from the $70 Remix Mini PC to the Remix Pro 2-in-1. Just last month, Jide kicked off beta testing for the Remix C1 tablet in China.

Consumers may never get the chance to buy a C1… Or any other Remix device, for that matter.

Development of Remix OS for PC is also being halted, and it’s likely that Remix OS for mobile (also known as Singularity), will never see the light of day either… although Jide clearly wasn’t the only company working on a solution that lets you use your phone as an Android-powered desktop PC.

Jide certainly has a sound enough reason for making a major pivot. According to a post on their official blog, Jide has received a good deal of interest from the corporate sector. Jide says there’s “huge potential in the role [they] can play to revolutionize how these businesses operate.”

As a result, they’re re-focusing exclusively on enterprise development. Anyone who backed Remix I0/I0+ on Kickstarter or made a purchase from their official store will be refunded. Jide expects to start that process on August first.

via Android Police

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Lee Mathews

Computer tech, blogger, husband, father, and avid MSI U100 user.

13 replies on “Jide ends development of Remix OS for consumers”

  1. That’s twice I have been shafted. Once with GOOGLE GLASS and now after buying 3 Minis,3 keyboards with track pad, 3 LCD displays and 1 web cam. Amazon mentioned NOTHING about a ‘startup company’ Wonder how many MINIs were sold. This is awful.

  2. Off subject but a belated welcome to Lee Mathews. I guess I didn’t look at the author line on some of the articles I read on here recently.

  3. Shouldn’t have been surprising to anyone, Google was always going to head in that direction with Chrome or Android, which they have so they were dead even before they began.

  4. I’ve been trying to buy a Jide Remix PC for a long time, but they were only available in China. There must have been some huge corporate conspiracy with teams of lawyers threatening to sue manufacturers who made Jide Remix PC available to American consumers. That’s what Microsoft did with the Barnes and Nobel Nook. They also forced companies to pay protection money to not be sued for manufacturing Android devices. Remember the Rockstar consortium? It wouldn’t surprise me if that’s what happened to Firefox OS too.

  5. I find it extraordinary that they’ve canned the IO like this, sure it was running late, most hardware projects do, but from the outside it looked like the hard work was done and mass IO shipments were about to begin.

    I wonder if they hit a roadblock that forced their hand or even if a takeover is in the offing.

    1. They misled backers as late as a last month when we got an update stating that they would start delivery at end of June. That’s the biggest betrayal! Something like this does not happen that fast!

  6. “Anyone who backed Jide on Kickstarter or made a purchase from their official store will be refunded.”

    For everything? Even my mini?

  7. This is disappointing, their implementation of Android worked really well. I know a lot of their features got pulled into Android natively, but they were still coming up with slick, well designed hardware that wasn’t overpriced. My Remix Mini is still running like a champ.

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