The Jide Remix Ultra tablet was a very interesting Kickstarter project, what many called a “Surface tablet with Android” and now it’s shipping to its backers. People who pledged the required money on the crowdfunding network have started receiving the slate.

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In the meantime, the device has been certified by the FCC, who also did a teardown. The product stands out through the presence of a kickstand and a magnetic keyboard cover, that snaps onto the tablet and makes it sort of a laptop. This model doesn’t run Windows, but it relies instead on a flavour of Android called Remix OS. The idea is to make the mobile Google platform feel like a desktop OS.

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Jide is a Chinese startup, that had a solid backing and manufacturing plans ahead of the Kickstarter campaign, so that was more for buzz than funding. The buzz worked and a Facebook group for the tablet was generated. This tablet comes with a 11.6 inch Full HD screen, the Nvidia Tegra 4 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a magnetic charging connector.

There’s also Miracast and Bluetooth 4.0 support, plus a microSDXC card slot. Pledges had the price at around $349.

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  • Jame May

    who wants android these days… c’mon get with the times, Windows 10 is the way to go. k thx