Jide to drop Remix OS
A desktop-optimized Android OS seems like a good idea and Jide's Remix OS managed to reach maturity as a software product, but Jide also made some hardware products to run it, not to mention its partnerships with other brands. Sadly, Remix OS did not go past the Android Marshmallow-based version 3.0, and now we hear that Jide plans to drop it and focus on the enterprise instead.
A recent message published by Jide on the company's website contains the sad news, saying that "given our existing resources, we decided to focus our company efforts solely on the enterprise space moving forward." This means that Remix OS for PC and Remix IO/IO+ will be discontinued.
All Kickstarter backers who supported the development of Remix IO and Remix IO+ will get their money back starting August 15th. Remains to see what will happen with Remix OS, maybe there is a chance for the community to carry on its development. We will keep an eye on this story and we will let you know as soon as we hear something new, so stay tuned.