The first tablet on the market with Linux OS
JingPad A1 - that is the name of the "first Consumer Linux tablets". The hardware, equipped with an 11-inch screen with a resolution of 2.368 × 1.728 pixels in 4: 3 format, was developed by the Chinese startup jingling built. According to reviews in specialist sites, the system is very similar to Apple's iPadOS. The version of Linux used in the new device is called JingOS.
Of course, the Chinese announcement raises doubts, because firstly devices based on Linux versions have already been offered, such as from Nokia, but it is assumed that these were not tablets. The most popular mobile operating system - Android - also comes from Linux kernel from.
JingPad A1 is based on open Linux software, namely KDE Plasma, one of the two most popular desktop environments for Linux. The device runs on one Octa-core ARM Unisoc Tiger processor with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. It also features a 5G modem, 8000 mAh battery, detachable keyboard, and support for a stylus with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. It also has an 8 MP front camera and a 16 MP rear camera. Jingling has not yet announced the price and date of entry. It is expected later in 2021.