Remix OS for PC, Remix IO/IO+4K, Android Media Boxes Discontinued

The company will now only focus on the enterprise space

Jide Technology, the company behind the popular Android emulator for Linux has announced that they will be discontinuing the Remix OS editions at the consumer level. Instead, their focus is now on the enterprise space to revolutionize how businesses operate.

The closing of Remix OS comes as a no big surprise for those who have been using the product regularly. Apparently, the company didn’t provide software updates for a long period of time.

The announcement came via press release in which they stated:

Over the past year, we received an increasing number of inquiries from enterprises in various industries, and began helping them build great tools for their organizations by leveraging Jide software and hardware. We see huge potential in the role that Jide can play to revolutionize how these businesses operate. And given our existing resources, we decided to focus our company efforts solely on the enterprise space moving forward.

They went on to say which projects have come to an dead end:

We’ll be restructuring our approach to Remix OS and transitioning away from the consumer space. As a result, development on all existing products such as Remix OS for PC as well as products in our pipeline such as Remix IO and IO+ will be discontinued.

Since the company has been running Kickstarter campaign, they promise to issue full refunds to Kickstarter backers and also return all donations. They plan to start refunding on August 15th, and could take ten business days for the refund to appear on a backer’s account.

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