Android is known for being an incredibly flexible operating system. That’s also led to some problems, one of them being that Android is often found powering clones of other mainstream devices. The latest clone to use Android is the Remix Ultra Tablet, by Jide. Jide is a company founded by three former Google engineers who set out to create a tablet that was powerful, ready for action and well, ultra. The end result, however, shows that the Jide team thinks that the Microsoft Surface is just about the best thing on the market.
The Remix Ultra Tablet features an aluminum alloy design, much in the same style of the Surface. It even features an identical kickstand on the back that can be extended to 40 and 80 degrees. To add onto that, it features an extraordinarily similar keyboard that attaches to the tablet magnetically. The design of the tablet is so similar to the Surface that it wouldn’t surprise us in the least if someone mistook it for a Surface.
The similarities are more than skin deep. Jide’s Remix OS, which is a skinned version of Android, has plenty in common with Windows 8 and its modern design. The look is similar and several of the built-in apps have been skinned to closely resemble Windows.
Apart from its stunning similarities, the Remix Ultra Tablet is fairly well-specced. It features an 11.6-inch 1080p display, NVIDIA Tegra 4+1 processor, 2GB RAM, 5-megapixel front and rear cameras, Android 4.4.2 with an update to Android 5.0 coming, windowed multi-tasking and a proprietary 4-pin charging connector.
The Remix Ultra Tablet will be sold in China beginning this quarter. Jide is also planning to bring the Remix Ultra Tablet to the US in Q2 or Q3 for $449 for the 64GB model and $349 for the 16GB model.
What do you think of this copy?