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Re: Mobile devices ... any of them still use Linux?



On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 1:36 PM, der.hans <deb-user@lufthans.com> wrote:
> Am 25. Nov, 2012 schwätzte Carl Fink so:
>
>> 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.
>
> http://zareason.com/shop/zatab.html
>
> ###
> 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.
>
> http://liliputing.com/2012/09/vivaldi-kde-plasma-linux-tablet-delayed-devs-looking-at-new-hardware.html
>
> 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 :).

All these are tablets.

Ubuntu's planning for 14.04 to be a phone/tablet/computer OS.


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