Remix OS For PC Moves To Android 6.0: New Features, Plus Problems With Virtual Navigation
Google will release Android Nougat soon while boasting the split windows feature. However, as the company is still working on perfecting the operating system, Jide has also been working on its craft particularly the Remix OS for PC, which brings the desktop-like Android computing to PCs and Macs running on Intel and AMD chips.Advertisement
Remix OS for PC
Outside parties from Google have been tinkering with codes and operating systems to bring different kinds of experiences to users. This time, Jide, best known for Remix OS for PC, has updated the offering. The new update gives the same types of computers with a dose of Android 6.0 Marshmallow complete with its improvements to its window management features.
It has been a while since Jide promised to bring the current Android version to its Remix OS. Fortunately, that time has come, beginning with the PC incarnation of the Android spin. Whereas the Android 6.0 Marshmallow is already known for offering a number of treats like Doze Mode, App permissions and improved security, Jide tries to give more, as reported by Slash Gear.
The main focus of the update is the enhancement of the resizing window. This time, people can grab any side of the window, say, the top edge, to change the size of the floating window. The update eliminates the need to target the bottom right corner. Additionally, Jide included a new button that can resize the window up or down to find the best fit for the content.
Android’s Virtual Navigation
However, while Jide has brought improvements to Google’s Android offerings, it may need to work on things like its virtual app navigations. A report from Next Web says that the feature could be problematic.
“I’ll be the first to say this is a first-world problem, but it’s been bothering me for a while: Android’s navigation bar – the space with three virtual buttons at the bottom on many phones – is pointless,” wrote Napier Lopez.
“They waste space, add nothing to the experience, and sometimes hinder it too.”