Pinnacle has signed a distribution agreement with Jide Technology to distribute the Remix Mini, which it believes to be the world’s first true Android PC.
The Remix Mini is powered by Remix OS, a custom-engineered version of Android Lollipop developed by Jide Technology.
Remix Mini allows end users to work and play with the entire Android app ecosystem while taking advantage of intuitive PC features such as a taskbar, multiple window multi-tasking, and full mouse and keyboard support.
With a focus on emerging markets and affordability, Remix Mini will launch in South Africa at a price point approximately half the cost of a traditional entry-level PC.
The first Remix Mini stock lands during July and will be available through Pinnacle’s reseller channel and at all Makro stores in South Africa.
“We are particularly excited about launching the Remix Mini in South Africa,” says Max Stone, brand director of Pinnacle. “The Remix Mini merges PC productivity with Android mobility, eliminating the barriers between document creation and mobile consumption.
“Remix Mini makes modern computing technology affordable and accessible to schools, parents and entrepreneurs and will transform how people access and work with information.”
David Ko, vice-president: sales and marketing at Jide Technology, comments: “We appreciate that Pinnacle shares our vision of pioneering productivity on Android and making computing accessible and affordable to people throughout South Africa.
“We look forward to the next few years as we deepen our partnership and shape the future of Android PCs for hundreds of thousands of families, students and businesses throughout Southern Africa.”