Just because your tablet has an ARM-based processor doesn’t mean it has to run a mobile operating system like Android. Italian company DaVinci Mobile’s new Kite tablet dual-boots Android 4.0 and Ubuntu 12.04 Linux.

The tablet is up for pre-order in Italy for around $400.

Kite tablet

The Kite tablet is powered by a Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Mali 400 graphics. processor. That’s the same chip used in the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.

Other highlights include a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. The tablet has front-and rear cameras and the whole thing weighs 1.2 pounds.

The Kite tablet features WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G and microUSB, HDMI, and microSD card ports.

via Notebook Italia


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8 replies on “Italian quad-core tablet dual-boots Ubuntu, Android”

  1. We don’t want new tablets, we want the ability to install Linux (Ubuntu) on ANY tablet!!!

  2. Hey, it looks like someone is paying attention in the Tablet realm.
    The Linux folks are ALWAYS asking for some Linux love out of these platforms, and lo and behold!

  3. Yes 1920×1200 is 16:10, it is a Common Aspect Ratio and Resolution in 21″ and Larger Displays here in the US,

    1. He was referring to a typo which I’ve corrected. Originally the article really did say 19280 x 1200… which would make for a *very* widescreen display.

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