PengPod is running a crowdfunder to create a GNU Linux/Android tablet
, the PengPod 1040. This is their second such product; the first was mentioned on Slashdot last year
. PengPod has pledged to make all source and tools used to build the images available, so users can build their own OS top to bottom to guarantee that it's free of NSA tracking. The PengPod has previously found some success as a low-cost touch platform
for industrial/commercial control systems and is partnered
, the original inventors of the graphical POS to offer PengPod1040s
as restaurant register systems. The feature that the developers seem keenest to emphasize is that the PengPod is built to run conventional desktop Linux distros without special hacking required; Android is the default OS, but it's been tested with several others (including Ubuntu Touch) listed on their Indiegogo page.