Friday, November 11, 2016

Andromium: Where cell phone meets laptop

Andomium is a San Francisco based company founded in 2015 with the crazy idea of turning the average Android phone into a laptop computer. CEO Andrew Jiang, was frustrated with having such a powerful smart phone, but such a small screen holding it back from it's full potential. 

So, Jiang thought of the brilliant solution to create a device that would take advantage of his smart phones power, yet provide a full sized screen and keyboard. Thus, the Andromium Superbook was born. 
It's a shell of a laptop, constructed out of a hard plastic, it has a high definition screen, full keyboard and a huge track pad. The Superbook doesn't have any processing power built in, it uses your Android phone to provide the horse power. The best part, it's starting price is $99. 

The average person here in the US will replace their laptop computer every 2-3 years, and this can cost anywhere from $400 to $1000 dollars depending on the brand and specs. 

The average person in the US also replaces their  cell phone every 2 years. With the Superbook, every new cell phone equals a new laptop with better processing power. 

This concept was incredibly well received. Andromium launched a Kickstarter campaign in July 2016, and raised $2,952,508 pledged of a $50,000 goal by September. 

Andromim consists of less than 10 employees, and they are striving and working hard to deliver all their promises on the Superbook; it is estimated to ship out this February, 2017.  I will definitely be ordering mine soon. Andromium brought value to a market of people always itching for value: Android users, and for this they are being rewarded. 

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