Laptops are pretty affordable these days, but there might be situations when you won’t have any laptop around you. Also, some of us can’t afford a high-end laptop or don’t want to carry a heavy weight laptop all the time. But what if you need to use your laptop? Well, your smartphone could be a solution to this problem. Usually, you do a lot of stuff on your smartphone, but miss a lot of things because of the small screen size and limited mobile interface.
Keeping those facts in mind, Andromium brings Superbook, a shell that converts your Android smartphone into a complete laptop. Unlike any other laptops, Superbook doesn’t come with its own memory, OS or processor. Instead, it includes a large screen (11.6 inches), a multi-touch trackpad, keyboard, 8+ hours of battery, as well as phone charging capabilities that will let it turn into a full fledge laptop when plugged into an Android smartphone. Just download the Andromium app from the Play Store and your phone is ready.
“With the Superbook, you can do everything you can do on a laptop—and more. With desktop-class browsing, access to office applications, games, and even programming, the opportunities are limitless,” Superbook’s Kickstarter page states.
An interesting fact is Gordon Zheng; CEO of Andromium was a senior software engineer at Google, where Superbook was rejected internally. Later, he started his own company after leaving Google. Andromium just started a Kickstarter campaign that has zoomed past its crowdfunding goal in less than 12 hours. The price is set at $99 and it will work with all major Android brands including Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Nexus and more. The Superbook will start shipping to backers in January and February 2017.