A startup based in the US has launched a smart laptop shell that turns your Android smartphone into a laptop. The shell called the Superbook makes it more convenient and affordable for people in developing countries like India and South Africa to carry the product to their office in their pocket. Also Read - Facebook for Android will soon get dark mode and coronavirus tracking feature
According to TreeHugger report, the shell, called Superbook by Andromium, makes any Android smartphone output look like a desktop environment. It is essentially a “dumb terminal”, a notebook without a processor but with a keyboard, battery, trackpad and display. Also Read - Increasing smartphone usage may be resulting in growing horns on our skull; research suggests
Andromium launched this ambitious product on Kickstarter — a website “designed to bring creative projects to life” — and is available at $99. 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.