Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jul 2017 09:33 UTC
Android

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. Full refunds will be issued to ALL BACKERS via Kickstarter for both Remix IO and Remix IO+. In addition any purchases made via our online store that has remained unfulfilled will also be fully refunded. This requires no action from you as we will begin issuing refunds starting August 15th.

I'm shocked.

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RE[2]: ChromeOS/Android?
by Adurbe on Tue 18th Jul 2017 12:19 UTC in reply to "RE: ChromeOS/Android?"
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

They had hoped they would get far enough along that Google would just buy them out rather than implement the features themselves. Google has instead decided to work on replacing the whole underlying system making their work redundant.

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RE[3]: ChromeOS/Android?
by phoenix on Tue 18th Jul 2017 19:13 in reply to "RE[2]: ChromeOS/Android?"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

I was hoping Jide would get far enough along that one could install it onto Chromebooks in place of ChromeOS.

A desktop-oriented Android install, with proper multi-window, and mouse/keyboard support would be much nicer than shoehorning Android app support into the Chrome browser, IMO.

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RE[4]: ChromeOS/Android?
by darknexus on Tue 18th Jul 2017 19:19 in reply to "RE[3]: ChromeOS/Android?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I don't think either approach is going to get all that far if the apps aren't properly equipped to treat kbd/mouse as an equal to touch input. Ironic really, that iOS apps have more keyboard shortcuts than Android apps do even though Android, as an operating system, has better keyboard support built into the basic UI and thus better support for direct keyboard navigation.

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