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  • There are physical limitations as to certain size. It’s nice to read 10 words a line, 50 to 60 characters. This is science. This is not me. This is something that we like, the way our eyes move in little segments. There are physical limitations to our eyes: the curvature of our eyeballs, the space we have in front of us, the distance from the eyes. That’s human, and no machine can ever change that.
  • There’s a certain size that looks good to us. There’s a certain contrast. Total black and total white is horrible. That’s why books are nice, because they’re not totally black or totally white. We like a little softer.
  • Why do you think no one is doing it?

     

    Erik: It’s ignorance, because these are engineering companies. Essentially, so is Apple. Jony is a mate of mine, and he is a good designer, but he is more of an engineer. He is surrounded by these kids in their twenties, and they go for whatever is trendy. For some reason there is nobody in management to tell these guys to go to us for some advice.

     

    They’re all bound by these 25-year-olds who pick whatever is trendy. [The mobile app] hasn’t got into their culture yet, but it will, I’m quite sure. User experience and user interface are becoming so important. In the end, that’s going to make successful products.

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    Damn that's sexy. Does it run in a VM?

     
     
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    Jan 22, 16

    "The biggest omission at the moment is Google Play Store compatibility. I was able to add Chrome, Airdroid, and a few games to play from APK Mirror (which, though I'm just a tiny bit biased, is the the best repository for free, legal apps on the web). But without access to Google Play Services, more complex apps like Gmail or Docs simply won't work. Eventually this should get ironed out - the Remix tablet and Remix Desktop both include Play Store access. This means you'll have to settle for web versions (and in most cases, mobile web versions) of vital Google apps.

      

    The universal drivers that allow Remix to operate on a wide variety of hardware aren't quite as universal as they need to be. While the big stuff like video, audio, and Wi-Fi worked on my laptop with no problems, for some reason the touchpad was wonky, unable to register right-clicks (Remix's version of a long-press, and fairly consistent in the UI) and a bit too precise for reliable link clicking. So I paired up my Bluetooth mouse... only to find that Bluetooth is finicky too, only connecting about half the time. Anyone who's spent time with pre-assembled "user-friendly" versions of Linux will be familiar with this phenomenon. Trying Remix on different computers with different components will probably result in different problems.

    Again, I emphasize that this software is being presented as an alpha, so these sorts of things are to be expected, and will probably improve over time. This build is based on Android 5.1.1.

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    • But give it some time, and we might see something quite special come out of this project... especially if developers begin to create true desktop programs for Android in the hopes that they're used on Remix
    • The biggest omission at the moment is Google Play Store compatibility. I was able to add Chrome, Airdroid, and a few games to play from APK Mirror (which, though I'm just a tiny bit biased, is the the best repository for free, legal apps on the web). But without access to Google Play Services, more complex apps like Gmail or Docs simply won't work. Eventually this should get ironed out - the Remix tablet and Remix Desktop both include Play Store access. This means you'll have to settle for web versions (and in most cases, mobile web versions) of vital Google apps.

       

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      The universal drivers that allow Remix to operate on a wide variety of hardware aren't quite as universal as they need to be. While the big stuff like video, audio, and Wi-Fi worked on my laptop with no problems, for some reason the touchpad was wonky, unable to register right-clicks (Remix's version of a long-press, and fairly consistent in the UI) and a bit too precise for reliable link clicking. So I paired up my Bluetooth mouse... only to find that Bluetooth is finicky too, only connecting about half the time. Anyone who's spent time with pre-assembled "user-friendly" versions of Linux will be familiar with this phenomenon. Trying Remix on different computers with different components will probably result in different problems.

       

      Again, I emphasize that this software is being presented as an alpha, so these sorts of things are to be expected, and will probably improve over time. This build is based on Android 5.1.1.

    • especially if developers begin to create true desktop programs for Android in the hopes that they're used on Remix
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    • To be fair, the items above may be outside the direct control of Jide and the Remix OS team to address. But, anyone who attempts to use the Remix Mini as a desktop replacement might encounter any—or all—of these issues.

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    • ake matters worse, these preferences can even change for one individual over the course of a day. That lead to a complicated Settings

    • We need a unified theory for designing for the continuum of screen sizes
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