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01.22.14

New GNU/Linux Tablets: Aakash, PiPad, Firefox OS

Posted in GNU/Linux at 5:34 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: New examples of tablets which come with Linux and GNU (not just Android)

  • Phablets Are Officially A Thing, With 20M Shipped In 2013

    According to Juniper Research, phablets are expected to hit 120 million units shipped by 2018, up from the estimated 20 million phablets shipped last year (2013).

  • India’s Aakash IV Tablet To Get 2G Connectivity; Tender Process Open

    - Operating System: Should run on the latest stable version of Android (acc to the government, that is Android 4.2.1 ‘Jelly Bean’) and should be dual bootable with a GNU/Linux distribution (through external SD card).

  • PiPad: The Raspberry Pi tablet

    Makers love Raspberry Pi mini-board Linux computers. There’s almost nothing you can’t do with them. You can use them as a server, a universal language translator, and, even as a supercomputer. Now, believe it or not, someone’s made the inexpensive Linux board for the heart of a tablet: the PiPad.

  • Mozilla just got its first Firefox OS tablets from Foxconn

    With the obvious exception of Mozilla themselves, Firefox OS might not have a bigger fan than Foxconn. The Chinese manufacturing behemoth just sent the first batch of Firefox OS tablets to Mozilla so they can forge ahead with development.

  • Firefox OS gains Foxconn dev tablet

    Mozilla unveiled the first Firefox OS tablet, a Foxconn “InFocus F1″ developers model with a quad-core Allwinner A31 and a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS screen.

    The world’s first tablet to run the open source Linux based Firefox OS was informally unveiled by Mozilla developer Asa Dotzler on his eponymous blog site. Dotzler posted some basic specs in the announcement, picked up first by Liliputing, as well as a screenshot photo of the tablet.

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