avatarby Tab TimesApril 11, 20160 comments

Remix OS Nexus 9

After some time spent in community testing, Jide is releasing its Remix OS 2.0 software for the Nexus 9 and Nexus 10 tablets today, along with a separate stable release of the OS for the company’s Ultratablet. This marks the first major release of the software for Android tablets, as the offshoot OS was originally launched for PCs and laptops. Simply put, Remix OS is an Android fork with much enhanced multi-tasking features that transforms the user experience into your more typical desktop environment.

Jide’s Remix OS entered a more stable PC beta version back at the beginning of March, which introduced 32-bit PC support, dual-booting, and over-the-air updates. Remix OS 2.0 for the Nexus 9 and Nexus 10 promises complete feature parity with the most recent desktop version.

This means that the tablets will now offer floating resizable windows, a taskbar, and a new notification panel. There’s also a file manager for external storage and, of course, a whole new look interface to navigate. Interestingly enough, a new “freeform window” feature spotted in Android N appears to want to bring similar features to the core Android ecosystem in the future.

See also: Interview with Jide Technology’s David Ko

If you are eager to test out Remix OS 2.0 on your Nexus 9 or Nexus 10, you can grab the download files from the links below. Customers who own the company’s Ultratablet should see the new update arrived in the form of an OTA notification in the coming days.

To install the ROMs, you will need to use the ADB tool to manually install the downloaded files. You can read the full flashing guide from Jide for both of the Nexus tablets here.

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