CES 2015: Former Google Employees outs the Jide Ultra Remix Tablet
Jide Technology is a company which is backed by three former Google senior engineers – Ben Luk, David Gao and Jeremy Zhou. The company’s first offering is the 11.6-inch display sized Ultra Remix tablet which would run on the Remix OS and with the support of a kickstand can be used as a laptop.
The Jide Ultra Remix is basically a 2-in-1 tablet and made its appearance at the CES 2015. The tablet features a a 11.6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display with 16:9 aspect ratio. The slate is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 4 + 1 A15 processor with a clocks at 1.81 GHz and a GeForce ULP 72 Tegra GPU with 2GB of RAM and 6sGB space of internal storage. There is also a microSD card slot for expansion (up to 64GB).
There is a front and rear facing 5MP camera which takes photos with a resolution up to 2560 x 1920 pixels and record Full HD videos. The Jide Ultra Remix has two integrated microphones for video conferencing and there also an integrated microSD card reader. Connectivity options on the slate includes – USB 2.0, MiraCast, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-fi, Wi-Fi direct and microUSB.
The Ultra Remix tablet does not run directly on Android OS persay, it runs the Remix OS which is a custom version of the Android 4.4 Kitkat OS which is said to be optimised for typing, touch and mouse at the same time. Multi Window and Multitasking is supported and there is no need to fret over apps; all Android apps are compatible.
The tablet packs a 8100mAh battery, a full QWERTY keyboard accessory and uses a kickstand which can be used in two different working and viewing angles – 40 degrees and 80 degrees. The tablet itself measures just 9.5mm plus the keyboard add additional 5mm and weighs 860grams without the keyboard.
There is no word on the availability of the tablet or how much it would cost but a potential $450 is suggested and a kickstarter campaign will start for the tablet in February.