Remix OS Version 3.0 Now Available For Pixel C Tablet
Remix OS version 3.0 is now available for download according to developers Jide Technology. Remix OS is an Android based operating system designed for PCs, something which Google did through their Chrome OS.
The latest version of Remix OS is based upon Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is not only available on regular PCs but also for Google’s Pixel C tablet.
Last year, Google launched the Pixel C, an Android tablet that came with an optional keyboard dock, making it work more like a PC than a tablet–or at least that was the intended purpose of the device. However, when it launched, many thought the tablet lacked something, as it didn’t seem to be a strong enough alternative to a similarly priced Windows-based notebook.
This problem has been prevalent on Android devices for quite a while now as their OS just doesn’t seem to be that well optimized for hybrid usage. That is where Jide Technology comes in with Remix OS, designed as just any other custom Android ROM but with PC optimization in mind, which Google doesn’t seem to be very interested in despite having Android versions designed specifically for TVs and smartwatches.
Google has however, started focusing on Android apps for Chrome OS, probably to help further the sales of their Chromebooks which are already on an upward trend thanks to their solid performance and brand value.
It is however still unlikely that Chrome OS will be taking place of Android in devices like Pixel C which ends up making Remix OS the best alternative for all portable, hybrid PC-tablets.
Jide also said that there’s a new update for Remix OS 3.0 for PCs (version 3.0.102), which will allow the OS to be upgraded over the air in the future, making it easier for users to gain the new features. Other changes in the latest update include support for hard disk partition mounts and some Broadcom Wi-Fi fixes, and the recent apps will be shown at the top of the App Drawer.