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Ubuntu Touch could breathe new life into the troubled JingPad A1 Linux tablet

The JingPad A1 is a tablet with premium specs and software that’s both unusual, and unfinished. Launched last year by a Chinese startup called Jingling, the JingPad A1 was designed to run a tablet-friendly Linux distribution called JingOS. But the company that makes the tablet (and its operating system) has fallen on hard times, putting the […]

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Makers of the JingPad A1 are selling the Linux tablet for 45-percent off following staffing cuts

The JingPad A1 is a tablet with an 11 inch AMOLED display, a Unisoc T7510 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. But what really sets it apart from most tablets on the market is that it ships with a custom Linux distribution called JingOS. First launched last summer through a crowdfunding campaign, the […]

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Lilbits: Handheld gaming… and more handheld gaming

First announced in 2019, the Playdate handheld game console is scheduled to ship later this year, and now its makers have announced that it’ll go up for pre-order starting in July for $179. That’s $30 higher than originally anticipated, but there’s a global chip shortage going on, which led to the price hike. The good […]

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Lilbits: Shuttle’s small workstation, HP’s gaming peripherals, Mele’s Quieter2 fanless mini PC

Small form-factor PC maker Shuttle is showing off a new small workstation-class computer during this week’s virtual Computex show. HP’s acquisition of gaming peripheral maker HyperX has been completed. A group of European companies trying to present ethical, sustainable, and open source options for smartphone users are banding together. And the folks behind the Linux-based […]

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News roundup: Updates for JingOS and Phosh, notes on PinePhone keyboard hacking

Developers at Purism have released a new version of the Phosh user interface for Linux phones, bringing bug fixes, usability improvements, and several other changes to this phone shell used by multiple smartphone Linux distributions including some versions of postmarketOS (which recently celebrated its fourth birthday, by the way). Meanwhile, the folks at Jingling have […]

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JingPad A1 Linux tablet crowdfunding begins June 15th for $549 (or less for beta testers)

The JingPad A1 is an 11 inch tablet with an 11 inch tablet with an octa-core processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and touchscreen-friendly Linux distribution called JingOS. First unveiled in April, the makers of the tablet have now announced that it will be available for pre-order for $549 starting June 15th through an […]

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More JingPad A1 Linux tablet detailed revealed ahead of crowdfunding

The JingPad A1 is a tablet with an 11 inch AMOLED touchscreen display, support for digital pen input, and a detachable keyboard that lets you use the tablet like a laptop. It also has an operating system that’s designed for both tablet and laptop mode. That’s because the JingPad A1 will be the first tablet to […]

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Lilbits: Remembering LG’s innovative phones, another smartphone Linux distro, and high-performance single-board computers

LG is getting out of the smartphone business and that’s probably a smart move for a company that’s been losing money in that space for the past six years. But it’s still sad to see the exit of a company that had been pushing the boundaries of smartphone weirdness with models like the dual-screen LG […]

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Video: Linux-based tablet operating system JingOS is coming to phones

JingOS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed to mimic the look and feel of touch-first operating systems like iOS and Android. Developed by a Chinese company called Jingling, the operating system is based on Ubuntu Linux and features a custom, touch-friendly user interface. There are currently elements of KDE and Plasma Mobile, although Jingling says […]