Ever wished an Android-based PC working environment, complete with taskbars and resizable windows, to use for home media or productivity? There’s a new project on Kickstarter that might make that wish come true.
Aptly named as the Remix Mini, this small-sized PC hardware which bills itself as the ‘The world’s first true Android PC’ carries smartphone-like specs for a seamless operation with a forked version of Android Lollipop. It’s said to compatible with any keyboard and mouse, and has features never seen on most Android iterations such as a dedicated file manager and taskbar, and support for resizable windows which may be akin to Microsoft’s own Windows operating system.
There will be two versions: a 1GB RAM model with 8GB of internal storage, and a higher 2GB RAM variant with 16GB of storage onboard.
Remix Mini specs
- 1.2GHz 64-bit Quad-core Allwinner chip
- 1GB RAM / 2GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage / 16GB internal storage
- expandable via microSD card slot
- 2x USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet port, HDMI port, Audio mini-jack
- WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
- Remix OS (based on Android 5 Lollipop)
The Remix Mini is up on Kickstarter with early bird prices of $20 and $30 for the 1GB and 2GB RAM models, respectively, which will return to original prices of $30 and $40 once the product is out in the market. Most of the earlybird perks have now been sold out, but higher-tier support prices are still available. You may view the kickstarter page here.