How “Superbook” Turns Your Android Phone Into A Complete Laptop


android laptop superbookShort Bytes: Superbook, a product of Andromium, is a laptop shell that becomes a full-fledged computer when connected to a smartphone. Just install Andromium app on your Android smartphone and hook your phone with Superbook. This will play all your apps and browsers on the bigger screen.

While personal computers have now become more affordable than ever, there would be some situations when a laptop won’t be around you. Probably, you can not afford a high-end laptop or just avoid carrying a heavy laptop around.

Well, your phone is a solution to all those problems as it’s an incredibly powerful computer. You already do a lot of stuff on your smartphone but there’s a lot more that you are missing due to its limited mobile interface and small screen size.

Aiming to make things more convenient, Superbook, a creation of Andromium, has arrived. It’s a shell that lets you convert your smartphone into a complete laptop. So, instead of using two computers–phone and laptop–you just need to use one.

Unlike a normal laptop, Superbook shell doesn’t have its own memory, processor, or operating system. It does have an 11.6-inch screen, a touchpad, and a keyboard, that let it turn into a full-fledged laptop when connected to an Android smartphone.

After you connect your smartphone to Superbook, your applications and browsers will run on the bigger screen that weighs just 0.9 kg. Just download the Andromium app from Play Store, connect your phone, and you are ready to go.

Superbook’s Kickstarter page states:

“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.” 

Just in case you are wondering if you need some ‘superphone’ to run Superbook, let me tell you that it’s compatible will all major Android brands including Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Huawei, Nexus and more.


It’s interesting to note that Superbook was rejected internally by Google, when Andromium CEO Gordon Zheng was a senior software engineer at Google. Later, he quit Google and started his own company.

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Also Read: How MaruOS Turns Your Android Phone Into A Linux Desktop Computer

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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