Re: Mobile devices ... any of them still use Linux?
Am 25. Nov, 2012 schwätzte Carl Fink so:
moin moin Carl,
I don't mean Android, a proprietary OS build on the Linux kernel just as
MacOS is built on the BSD kernel.
Is it proprietary? Isn't Cyanogenmod an android rebuild because android is
FOSS? There are certainly some issue regarding release time and what some
of the phone manufacturers have been doing.
Are there any phones or tablets people are aware of that use actual, FOSS,
Linux as their OS?
There are several allwinner based tablets that can run a traditional
distro as well as android.
Some manufacturers consider "root" to be a four-letter-word. We don't.
The ZaTab is an open device. The bootloader is unlocked. Root access is
available. We welcome the community to develop custom ROMs and port other
Linux distros to the ZaTab.
Work is underway to support other OSen.
Aaron Seigo announced an allwinnner KDE Plasma tablet some time ago. Looks
like it has been delayed again, but I believe it's always been based on a
tablet that is already on the market and is already running a Linux distro
specialized for the architecture. I believe that distro is based on debian.
I'm planning on getting a ZAReason tablet in the near future. I want
multi-boot on it with debian as one of the options :).
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