Jide, who Jide? Well if you didn’t know they’re the team that made Remix OS. So here’s some backstory to this, Jide recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for a multi-purpose box that runs the company’s Android-based operating system. The Remix IO is positioned as a device that can be used as a sort of desktop-style computer, or as an Android TV – app supporting box that lets you stream videos or play games.
Both boxes are said to support 4K video at 60 frames per second, and both feature HDMI and VGA ports, headset jacks, and microSD card slots.
But the Remix IO+ has a Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor with two ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores, Mali-T864 graphics, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
It also has two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and runs an upcoming version of Remix OS which is based on Android 7.x Nougat and which features a TV mode(Not Android TV) with a user interface designed to be easy to navigate with a remote control. Google Play won’t recognize the Remix IO or Remix IO+ as Android TV devices as of now so that means sideloading using something like our app TV App Repo or #Sideloadtag which TV App Repo also supports.
If you’ve already backed the $99 Remix IO then for $30 you’ll be able to upgrade to the plus without having to go through the hassle of canceling and reordering. Expect this around March – May of 2017 depending on what you ordered.