Tired of installed solutions? Based on Apple’s iPad model, these developers developed the Linux system for tablets.
In addition to Apple’s operating system, thanks to Android and especially Windows, there are less serious choices for tablets than in the smartphone world. Recent figures, however, show just how firm Apple’s position is. Based on Linux, the new software is now trying upwards, which will not only be available on a (yet very small) device, but will at some point appear on its own tablet. For example, it is supported Microsoft Surface Pro6, The Hawaii Matebook14 Or that Crowd-Tablet Eve V.
Linux-based iPods: No secret about inspiration
The developers advertise it as “the world’s first iPados-style Linux distribution” Ginkgo biloba, Which is currently available for free download in version 0.6, so you can not hide your choice in any way. On the one hand there is the icon style and on the other hand there are quick settings that can be swiped. On the left you will also find a notification center – it will know everything. The design of the apps is also based on Apple’s model. Multi-touch and trackpad gestures are also on board.
Basic applications like Calendar, Timer, File Explorer, Media Player and Calculator are already installed. However, Ginkgo is a fully functional Linux based on Ubuntu that can run desktop programs such as Visual Studio Code or LibreOffice.
GingPad: This is currently scheduled for hardware
The creators share the current state of development in their Reddit forum / r / JingOS. There is also information about the above tablet, which you will want to build at some point. Accordingly, the “Gingpad” features an 11-inch diagonal, 4: 3 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2,176 x 2,100 pixels. The Unisock Tiger D7510 CPU will be powered by four Cortex-A75 cores at 2 GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8 GHz. The GPU is powered by IMG PowerVR GM9446.
According to current developments, the battery has a capacity of 7,300 mAh and can deliver 66 watts of power via USB-C. In terms of memory, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage are installed. A 4G module exits the package. No full USB database.
While this is not a popular social tablet like the Eve colleagues, they do include fan suggestions in the planning. For example, the understandable calls for the 3.5mm jack connection were loud.
In the past, you have repeatedly seen alternative hardware and software for installed solutions, but unfortunately often no serious options emerge from them. Eventually, at some point it will come to a crowded campaign that will determine whether it will be implemented or not. Anyway, if this works here, I totally would not be happy. Do you think there is a chance for the project?