Andromium – Converting Mobiles into PCs!
First of all don’t go by its name, it’s not a substitute for uranium!
Now since the inception of Smartphones, we have seen techies just dying to invent a pocket PC and as consumers, we all just wish we could have a computer that is compact & portable too. But unfortunately, a Tablet is as far as we have reached! So, what would you think if we said that, Santa Claus has fulfilled our wishes? What if we told you that, a Smartphone is all you need for that?
Make way for – ANDROMIUM!!!
WHAT IS ANDROMIUM?
As mentioned on their Kickstarter campaign, “Andromium seamlessly turns your Android device into a desktop computer. It’s affordable, and devilishly easy to use; simply install the app, and plug your phone into the dock.”
Simply put, Andromium is a device that connects to your phone at one end and on any monitor/screen on the other end and with the help of a simple android app provides you all the capabilities of a powerful computer. Having said that; it is a proven fact that Smartphones today are extremely powerful; as a matter of fact, the snapdragon CPU that most of our phones are instilled with hold more power than the number one supercomputer in the world in 1996. Even after having such technologically advanced phones they aren’t even close to a full-fledged desktop! That was exactly why Andromium was built; to bridge the gap, to democratize the desktop, basically to make it all-in-one!
Other than that, it is reported that Andromium OS docking stations shall be released and shipped by summer i.e. by July to the users of LG and HTC devices who do not wish to use Chromecast which shall be released by late January of 2015.
Presently, Andromium has been made available for its buyers on Kickstarter for $29 only and shall be shipped by mid-February. So far, it has received a backing of $59,676 from 1,148 backers and still has a long way to go to reach its primary target of $100,000.
Andromium is a device that combines beauty, ergonomics & pleasing nature and is embedded with a clear-cut design with a touch of sleekness given to it. It comes with a size of 91mm x 91mm x 28m and supports mostly all the android smart phones like Samsung, HTC, Motorola Nexus 6 and OnePlusOne. The current operating system or the application is available under 30mb and all you require to operate the device is a TV/Monitor and an Andromium OS compatible phone. It practically turns your Smartphone into a moving pocket computer and seriously without any catch attached to it.
Entering and exiting your phone to the dock is as easy as receiving or disconnecting a call and you can use all the functions of your phone including receiving phone calls, messages, notifications, etc! It comes with three full-sized USB ports which can be connected to all the accessories which you could possibly require to make your Smartphone a computer. P.S. it also has a port for a power cord, to keep your phone charged.
The dock is especially designed keeping the portability in mind which concludes light weight, durability, travel friendly design that also comes with a flip cover to protect it while travelling. Along with that, the dock is made in such a way that your phone can be attached to it without removing its protective case. Andromium is built on similar lines and by picking up the best elements of Windows 7 and OSX UI to create an intuitive model that projects Andromium’s potential and power. And as far as its functioning is concerned, it works exactly like a Linux based desktop which means right-click opens a menu, double-clicking opens software and folders, and so on…
While using Andromium you can watch movies, play games and that to high tech ones, create PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets, or for that matter do all your work using just your phone from any place in the world that to without sacrificing the efficiency, usability or money. Apart from that; as per clarifications from the company, Andromium works as a layer on top of the normal android OS and it uses its own window manager, task manager, memory manager, web browser and video player. The UI i.e. User Interface is built to be ‘desktop style’ which means that all the shortcuts you could use on a desktop or your cellphone, work perfectly fine on here as well.
As per the company’s agenda, they are primarily targeting the developing nations of the world such as India where 224 million Smartphones were sold in 2014. But due to the same reason they are lagging behind in achieving their target on Kickstarter, mainly because not everyone in India is familiar with the website and its doings. To add to that; what is killing it even more is the fact that, the product has only been released for android users when on a global scale, iOS users are more in demand and have much more spending capacity to purchase such a product. Otherwise, the product and its functionalists seem to be amazing & one of its kind and can prove to be an extremely useful device for many.