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Ubuntu Touch Demoed on the PineTab Linux Tablet [Video]

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I’m pretty excited for the upcoming release of the PineTab as it’ll arguably be the first real Linux tablet there’s ever been!

But for a Linux tablet to actually be a Linux tablet it needs to run a Linux-powered tablet OS. As seen with the PinePhone, the open source community is stepping up to provide one.

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PineTab Linux tablet goes up for pre-order this month for $100

  • PineTab Linux tablet goes up for pre-order this month for $100

    Pine64 announced plans to build an inexpensive Linux tablet in early 2019. But the PineTab project was delayed so the company could prioritize its laptops and smartphone… and then delayed again due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on factories in China.

    Now that manufacturing is ramping up again, Pine64 says it’ll begin taking pre-orders soon.

    It’s worth noting that customers who want to get in on the early batch will essentially be buying beta hardware. So if you want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck, you might want to wait for a later batch. But did I mention that it’s a Linux tablet that will cost just $100?

PineTab Linux Tablet Coming Soon for $100. Watch an Ubuntu Touch

  • PineTab Linux Tablet Coming Soon for $100. Watch an Ubuntu Touch Demo in the Meantime

    People have been trying to launch Linux tablets for years from PenPod 700 to Jolla Tablet, or more recently NTablet. You may not know or remember about those, as Linux tablets that actually shipped never really gained traction.

    But in early 2019, Pine64 started to mention development work on PineTab, an Allwinner A64 powered BSD/Linux tablet, and the company/community is really good at developing low-cost hardware and providing decent firmware support, so hopes were high. After COVID-19 related delay, Pine64 has now announced the first PineTab tablets would go for pre-order at the end of the month for $99.

PineTab Linux tablet pre-orders soon opening from $100

  • PineTab Linux tablet pre-orders soon opening from $100

    Pine64 has announced that later this month pre-ordering will start for its new PineTab Linux tablet. Pre-orders will be available from $100 and manufacturing inChina is now recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic delays.

    “The PINETAB is similar in both form, function and underlying ARM64 architecture to the original 11.6″ PINEBOOK. It is powered by the same Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor used in our popular PINE A64 Single Board Computer. The optional keyboard and trackpad – which doubles-up as a screen cover – effectively converts the PineTab into a petite on-the-go laptop with a touch screen functionality. It runs numerous mainline Linux distributions as well as *BSDs and Android.”

Linux Tablet PineTab With Ubuntu Touch OS: All You Need To Know

  • Linux Tablet PineTab With Ubuntu Touch OS: All You Need To Know

    PINE64 is advancing to build an ecosystem of Linux native support devices such as PineBook laptop, PinePhone mobile, PineTime smartwatch, and PineTab tablet. The development of most of these devices is undergoing and the company is also shipping pilot products.

    They recently announced pre-orders for PineBook Pro and PinePhone Community Edition, whose shipping will begin this month. In addition to the same, PINE64 is now ready to open pre-orders for its Linux tablet PineTab. In their latest monthly blog, they also mentioned that PineTab pre-orders will start at the end of this month. So, let’s tell you all about PineTab before you place an order.

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