Remix OS

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Remix OS
Remix OS logo.png
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DeveloperJide Technology
Written inC (core), C++, Java (UI)[1]
OS familyAndroid
Working stateDiscontinued[2]
Source modelClosed source with Free software parts
Latest release3.0 for ARM devices, 3.0.207 for PCs[3] / November 25, 2016; 4 years ago (2016-11-25)
Marketing targetPC, tablets
Available inEnglish
Package managerAPK
PlatformsIA-32, x86-64, ARM
Kernel typeMonolithic
LicenseFreeware
Official websitewww.jide.com/en/remixos[dead link]
Support status
Unsupported as of July 17, 2017

Remix OS was a computer operating system for personal computers with x86 and ARM architectures that, prior to discontinuation of development, shipped with a number of 1st- and 3rd-party devices. Remix OS allowed PC users to run Android mobile apps on any compatible Intel-based PC.[4][5]

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[6] 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,[7] unlike Android-x86, the source code of Remix OS is not available to the public.[8][9][10]

Jide Technology
TypePrivate
IndustryMobile computing
Founded2014
DefunctJuly 17, 2017 (original)
FateShift from consumer products
ProductsRemix OS operating system
Remix OS desktop computers
Remix OS tablet devices

Google Mobile Services (GMS) were removed from the Remix Mini after Remix OS Update: 3.0.207[11] which Jide claimed was to "ensure a consistent experience across all Android devices for all."[12] Later comments suggest that there was a compatibility issue with some apps which resulted in Google requesting that GMS not be pre-loaded.[13]

On July 17, 2017, Jide announced that development of Remix OS for PC, as well as related consumer products in development, was being discontinued, stating that the company would be "restructuring [their] approach to Remix OS and transitioning away from the consumer space".[14][15]

PhoenixOS[16] and PrimeOS.[17] are similar Android-x86 based operating systems developed by other companies independently.

Version history[edit]

There were three versions of Remix OS:[18] Remix OS for PC, Remix OS for Remix Ultratablet and Remix OS for Remix Mini:

Remix OS for PC:

Version[19] Release Date
3.0.207 November 25, 2016[3]
3.0.206 October 12, 2016
3.0.203 September 1, 2016
3.0.102 August 2, 2016
3.0.101 July 26, 2016
2.0.403 July 15, 2016
2.0.402 July 5, 2016
2.0.205 April 26, 2016
2.0.202 March 31, 2016
2.0.102 February 2, 2016
2.0.109 January 25, 2016

Remix Ultratablet:

Version[19] Release Date
2.0.303 Unknown
2.0 Unknown

Remix Mini:

Version[19] Release Date
2.0.626 November 11, 2016
2.0.621 November 4, 2016
2.0.611 October 12, 2016
2.0.604 September 22, 2016
2.0.510 August 9, 2016
2.0.307 May 5, 2016
2.0.206 April 21, 2016
2.0.203 March 17, 2016
2.0.111 January 19, 2016
2.0.106 December 30, 2015
2.0.104 December 16, 2015
B2015111701 November 27, 2015
B2015110601 November 18, 2015
B2015110201 November 12, 2015

A Remix OS 3.0 device, the Remix Pro 2-in-1 tablet, had been announced in 2016, however, these will no longer be made.[20]

Legacy[edit]

Due to the popularity and affordability of the OS in Asia, similar projects have been made by various firms. Most notably PhoenixOS[16] by the Chinese-based Chaozhuo Technology,[21] and PrimeOS[17] by the Indian-based Floydwiz Technologies Private Limited.

Just like RemixOS, both are pre-dominantly closed source, with a lot of improved features intended to improve and optimise both OS's for newer applications and PC's.[22][17]

Projects like OPENTHOS[23] and BlissOS[24] intend to release the project with open source in mind, but OPENTHOS is restricted to only Chinese Markets at the moment,[citation needed] and BlissOS is based on Android-x86.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Android Code Analysis". Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Remix OS, the Android Desktop OS, Is Discontinued". OMGUbuntu!. Ohso Ltd. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Remix OS for PC". Jide.com. Archived from the original on 27 September 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  4. ^ Ravenscraft, Eric (January 12, 2016). "RemixOS Brings Desktop-Style Android to Intel-Based PCs". Lifehacker. Gawker Media.
  5. ^ Condliffe, Jamie (January 8, 2016). "Remix OS for PC Puts Android on Virtually Any Old Computer for Free". Gizmodo. Gawker Media.
  6. ^ Merriman, Chris (January 13, 2016). "Android Remix OS will be free to all". The Inquirer. Incisive Business Media. Archived from the original on January 9, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  7. ^ "JideTechnology GitHub page". JideTechnology. JideTechnology. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  8. ^ Apte, Pratik (April 27, 2016). "Remix OS Launched , Install Android On Any PC". Archived from the original on December 20, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  9. ^ How to Install Remix OS on your PC: Android on PC
  10. ^ Remix os Is Windows And Android Remix Read More About It. Remix-os Archived 2016-04-03 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Remix OS Update 2-0-307". Jide Help Center. Jide. 2016-05-05. Archived from the original on 2019-02-28. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  12. ^ "Jide removes Google Mobile Services from Remix OS". www.facebook.com. Jide. 2016-05-06. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  13. ^ "Remix Mini Users Will Lose Access To Google Play If They Install The Latest Remix OS Update". TechCabal. 2016-05-09.
  14. ^ "Jide - Creator of The World's First True Android PC". www.jide.com. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  15. ^ "Jide Technology shifting away from consumer market, Remix OS discontinued". Android Police. 2017-07-17. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  16. ^ a b "Phoenix OS - Phoenix OS". www.phoenixos.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  17. ^ a b c "PrimeOS". primeos.in. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  18. ^ "[Remix OS for PC] Update: 3.0.207 – How can we help?". support.jide.com. Archived from the original on 2016-12-05. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
  19. ^ a b c Remix OS - Browse Files at SourceForge.net
  20. ^ "A message from Jide:". Jide. Jide Technology Co., Ltd. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  21. ^ "About Us - Phoenix OS". www.phoenixos.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  22. ^ "Phoenix OS - Phoenix OS". www.phoenixos.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  23. ^ "OPENTHOS". www.openthos.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  24. ^ "Bliss OS". www.blissos.org. Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  25. ^ "Installation Guide". www.blissroms.com. Retrieved 2020-06-09.