Now you can buy a laptop dock for your Android smartphone that lets you use your phone as a laptop too. Much like Microsoft’s Continuum, the new device on Kickstarter doubles up your smartphone as your computer too.
The aim is to make it more computers more convenient and affordable enough for people in developing countries like India and South Africa to carry their office in their pocket.
The shell, called Superbook by Andromium, makes an Android smartphone output look very much like a desktop environment. Andromium launched this ambitious product on Kickstarter -- a website “designed to bring creative projects to life” -- and is available at $99.
It is essentially a “dumb terminal”-- a notebook without a processor but with a keyboard, battery, trackpad and display, TreeHugger reported on Saturday.
Developed by Andrew Jiang and his team at Andromium, the Superbook provides a large screen, keyboard and multi-touch trackpad, more than eight hours of battery and phone-charging capabilities.
When plugged into Android smartphone, it launches an app to deliver the full laptop experience.
According to Andrew, the app is essentially Android Continuum that lets you work seamlessly -- going from phone to notebook.
“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,” Andromium said in its project description on Kickstarter.