A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
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For those of you who don't know us...
At Jide Technology, we’re all about Android because it represents freedom, differentiation, and versatility for users. With Android’s popularity in mobile around the world, we believe it can be so much more. Its ecosystem of 2+ million apps means you can do just about anything you want and need. That’s why we created Remix OS, and that’s what separates Remix IO from the rest.
What is Remix IO?
Redefining All-in-one. Remix IO is a beautifully designed Android device for your home, office, or school. Engineered to be a 4K set-top box, gaming console, and PC in a single device, Remix IO is powered by the latest Remix OS (based on Android Nougat), bringing you unprecedented possibilities in an affordable, easy to setup, and simple to use device.
What is Remix IO+?
What would happen if you ran Remix OS on top-of-the-line mobile hardware? Remix IO+ is the answer. Based on popular demand by our Kickstarter community, Remix IO+ represents the the latest in hardware + software and is a TV box that’s built to last.
Built to last
While technology advances in the blink of an eye, Remix IO and Remix IO+ are designed to “future proof” your TV and the content you enjoy. Each function or feature listed below ensures that you stay current with technology for the next few years. As others play catch up, you can rest assured that Remix IO and Remix IO+ have you covered.
Hardware beyond industry standards.
The Remix IO line comes in above the competition with better processors, high-performance RAM, more storage, and more ports than any product in its class. All at affordable prices.
Make your TV great again.
Remix IO’s 4K@60fps and HDR graphics capabilities ensure that no matter what display you’re plugged into, you’ll be getting super smooth, optimized graphics that make whatever you’re doing on Remix IO look spectacular.
TV mode development preview
Dual modes. Singular Remix experience.
We’ve taken the liberty to integrate a completely new mode to cater to everyone from the couch potato to the corporate executive. Our TV mode features a beautiful HD user interface designed with larger app icons and is fully remote control compatible so it’s perfect for moments when your screen is a bit further away and your keyboard/mouse isn’t necessary.
To Android or to Android TV. That is no longer the question.
More importantly, our TV mode has been engineered specifically to let you run both Android and Android TV apps on one device. So instead of having an Android TV box that doesn’t support your Android phone apps and vice versa, we’ve integrated both into one. At the end of the day, why shouldn’t Android and Android TV coexist? It’s all Android to us.
One of the best parts of Android is the massive collection of games it offers. Instead of creating a separate gaming ecosystem, we believe that Android’s already got it all. From silly casual games to immersive AAA titles, everyone can find something fun to play. Believe us when we say, with Remix IO, Android gaming has never looked better on the big screen.
Asphalt 8 on Remix IO
BombSquad on Remix IO
Clash of Clans on Remix IO
Mario Kart N64 Emulator on Remix IO
The ultimate Android Gaming Toolkit.
With great power comes great responsibility. That's why our Gaming Toolkit in Remix IO is one of our favorite features yet. We all know that gaming on Android is primarily built for the touchscreen, so what would be the point of allowing all these inputs if you can't use them?
Our revolutionary Gaming Toolkit allows you to easily custom map your most natural keyboard/mouse and game controller buttons to any Android games to give you a completely new way of playing. Just take a look above at how we mapped for Vainglory and Don't Starve!
Key mapping on Vainglory
Key mapping on Don't Starve
Fit for any display
Remix IO is the first device of its kind to come with two display ports: HDMI and VGA. While many of our Remix Mini users plugged Mini into a TV, there were also a good number who used hip, old school monitors with VGA ports. This time around, we’re giving you the ability to choose your Remix IO’s home.
Sharing is caring.
With the latest Remix OS, set multiple accounts so everyone can have a personalized Remix IO experience. Create a guest mode for...well, guests (or friends). More importantly, if you happen to be Head of IT at a school or company, multiple accounts opens up a whole new universe of Android for Work and Android for Education opportunities. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Optimized multiple window experience.
One of the hallmarks of Remix OS in PC mode windowing functionality has received a serious upgrade in the latest version of Remix OS. With a specialized algorithm, we’ve enhanced multiple windows so that it makes sure to give you the best experience with whichever app you’re using.
Classic Remix OS PC Mode.
With all the new features and functionalities baked into Remix OS, we’ve also made sure to stay true to our core vision – the Android PC. Remix IO’s PC Mode includes all of the classic Remix OS features that brought the concept of Android PC to life: multiple windows, multitasking, taskbar, start menu, keyboard & mouse optimization, and so much more.
The developer community is a huge part of what we do. This time around, to prove just how committed we are to opening up the possibilities of these devices, we’re also giving you the proverbial keys to the engine.
For the first time ever, our backers will receive a developer kit consisting of 2 sets of SDKs along with their hardware. The first will be vanilla AOSP, which allows you to port stock Android into your Remix IO board. The second will be a Remix OS SDK. We’ll give you the kernel, most of the framework, and more to give you the ability to develop, customize, and build the future of Android with us. For example, you can modify the kernel to support your favorite hardware peripherals, and the framework to customize certain features and look and feel of Remix OS.
Feature your app on Remix Central with our Developer Kit Reward!
Our developer kit is engineered to give you Remix IO in its most open form. With the SDKs, our hope is you'll have all the necessary tools to create a new future for Android. You can build custom ROMs for other Remix users. And as an app developer, you can create and optimize apps for Remix IO and Remix OS. Back our Developer Reward and we could select your app to be featured on Remix Central, our app portal used by over a million Remixers around the world.
A BIG THANK YOU to our community
Last year, we came onto Kickstarter with two revolutionary products that were the first of their kind. Remix Ultratablet and Remix Mini took significant steps to make the concept of an “Android PC” a reality, and with your awesome support, they were resounding successes - with over 22,000 backers from 128 countries.
We’ve come a long way since we introduced Remix OS to the world in March 2015, and we’ve hit significant milestones since then. Remix IO is the culmination of everything we’ve learned along the way. From market research to direct feedback from our devoted community, this is for you.
Our founders are three ex-Google engineers who've accrued more than 26 years combined working at Google HQ. The products they've had a hand in leading or building have been used by over 2 billion people in the world.
Jeremy Chau(1st software engineer on Google AdWords): "Our vision is more than just this product. We want to make tools for people to create & communicate, and then watch them being used in innovative ways we never imagined."
David Ko(Lead engineer on AdWords mobile for Local Businesses): "Building an operating system takes time and a lot of hard work. But building a great operating system takes more than that. It takes a lot of feedback from the community who use it everyday."
Ben Luk(Lead engineer on Google Maps, Asia): "Be a part of our community. Engage with us and Remix will reflect your ideas and what you need from your personal computing."
Risks and challenges
We have a dedicated team located within a 30 min drive from the manufacturer so that we can deal with issues that may arise in person and in real time. Our team is staffed with experienced professionals in the sourcing and hardware manufacturing industries. Their expertise and proximity to the factory should be able to mitigate any of the manufacturing issues that may come up.
We're working with highly experienced logistics partners to help us mitigate any of the issues that may arise with shipping. If shipping issues come up, their expert knowledge will help us navigate through difficulties and help us get Remix IO into your hands.
The backers as the importer of good(s) will be responsible for any customs charges at the time of delivery. The tax rate is heavily dependent on your local custom authority so Jide cannot give a quote of it at the present time.
After we’ve shipped out your package, there will be no way for us to redirect the package. Please plan ahead and leave us your correct shipping address in the survey form sent out at the end of the campaign.
Remix IO will run on Remix OS based on Android Nougat. Rockchip has agreed to work with us in developing the RK3368 chip for Nougat. Depending on the development schedule, Remix IO will either ship with Remix OS based on Nougat, or it will ship with Marshmallow and get an OTA update to Nougat.
Remix IO supports all stock Android languages. That means 80-90% of text will appear in your native language. For the remaining 10-20%, we are still working to fully localize Remix OS system messages for all languages.
For typing in your preferred language, you will need to download an input app that allows you to do this. If your preferred physical keyboard layout is something other than QWERTY, you’ll need to adjust the physical keyboard layout in ‘Settings > Language & input > Physical keyboard’.
Not all Android games are compatible with game controllers. However, Remix IO will support game controller key mapping. This means that if the game does not support game controllers, you can use your game controller to interact with the game. This will make more games playable with game controllers.
The fan acts as a cooling mechanism for the CPU in Remix IO. When the CPU gets hot, the fan turns on and can cool the CPU up to 10 degrees Celsius. A cooler CPU means better performance and much less potential lag when the CPU is pushed hard.
As long as you find a mic source (connected through your audio port or USB), you should be able to use Google Now. Voice commands are dependent on apps themselves and in their ability to support voice commands.
For ONE (1) year after receiving your Remix device, we will replace or repair your Remix with a new one if there are inherent major defects related to the hardware. Inherent major defects are defined as problems that don't allow the device to function normally. For instance, if your Remix can't start up, or it doesn't charge or power at all, these would be considered inherent major defects. Hardware defects that result from clear negligence, misuse or abuse of the hardware by the user are not covered by this replacement policy. Please be in possession of the hardware in question and be prepared to supply us with photos and a detailed description to show the inherent major defects you are experiencing.
Has bigger app icons that may be preferred on TV screens
Is optimized for remote controls
Supports Android apps developed for TVs
Has Remix OS interface that is tailored for PC usage. Among its tailored features are:
Supports multitasking and multiple resizable windows
Is optimized for keyboard & mouse input
Has a taskbar to manage your system and apps
Supports Android apps developed for mobile devices
Remix Minis will stay on Remix OS based on Android 5.1. The Mini’s CPU is an Allwinner H64 chip. This chip doesn’t support Android 6.0 or 7.0. Until they provide support for it, the Mini will stay on Remix OS based on Android 5.1.
Both the 'eyes' you see are lights. The left eye indicates TV mode and the right eye indicates PC mode. The 'nose' you see is the physical button to put the IO into sleep mode and to wake it. The 'mouth' you see is the IR receiver. I hope this helps! And, we will update the page with a close up image of the front of the IO.
Remix IO can decode and output videos up to 4K. However, for platform (ie. YouTube, Netflix, etc.) specific videos that are in Full HD (1080p) and 4K, we are still in development to work out some issues. We fulfill in March and we’re confident we will be able to work out those issues by the time your Remix IO ships.