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"Continuum"-style feature to be added to Remix OS

On mobile, RemixOS will look no different from stock Android. Once plugged into external hardware, the UI will completely transform. (Source: JiDe)
On mobile, RemixOS will look no different from stock Android. Once plugged into external hardware, the UI will completely transform. (Source: JiDe)
Jide has revealed plans to make RemixOS a Continuum-like feature for Android phones.

Chinese software developer Jide is known for their productivity-focused RemixOS, which brings a desktop-like interface (rather than a compact, touch-centric one) to Android on PCs. Now, Jide is planning on bringing RemixOS to smartphones, along with a new "Continuum-like" feature that will be called "Singularity".

The idea of Singularity is that you can plug your Android phone into a computer via USB-C, then have immediate access to RemixOS's desktop-like environment complete with windowed multitasking and a taskbar. The latest flagship Windows phones had this feature, known as "Continuum", but Windows phones have all but disappeared from the market. Thus, Jide thinks that it makes sense to pursue this feature for the world's most popular mobile operating system: Android.

Jide plans for their mobile RemixOS to closely resemble stock android on the phone, and will only transform into the desktop OS variant once plugged into external hardware. There is no release planned for MWC, but according to Brad Linder's personal correspondence with Jide's co-founder earlier this year at CES, they will release more information when they're ready. It will be interesting to see how Android's conversion to a productivity-focused OS will match up against Window's conversion into a mobility-focused OS by the end of this year.

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Douglas Black, 2017-02-22 (Update: 2017-02-22)
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