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Dual-Booting PengPod Tablet Can Run Linux/Android 109

New submitter garbagechuteflyboy writes "The PengPod is the first dual-booting tablet; It's able to run both Linux and Android. Pengpod is now running the latest Plasma Active which gives this powerful Linux tablet features that were previously only available to iPad and Android tablets. PengPod is currently selling pre-orders on Indiegogo." garbagechuteflyboy adds links to articles about the dual-OS tablet at liliputing, at Ars Technica, and at PCWorld. "First dual-booting tablet" seems like a hard claim to back, but it's nice to see a tablet marketed with Plasma Active in mind.
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Dual-Booting PengPod Tablet Can Run Linux/Android

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  • First? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Jethro ( 14165 ) on Sunday November 18, 2012 @07:57PM (#42022777) Homepage

    Because I was dualbooting WebOS and Android on my touchpad a year ago.

    Also, having never heard of this device before, I looked it up and... frankly... it seems pretty horrible.

  • Resistive Screen (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Nerdfest ( 867930 ) on Sunday November 18, 2012 @07:58PM (#42022781)

    I was about to sign up for one of these earlier this week, but the specs seem to indicate a resistive screen. After trying one of the cheap Chinese made Android tabs with a resistive screen, no thanks. I could deal with a bit less speed or memory, but the screen's got to be capacitive.

  • by caseih ( 160668 ) on Sunday November 18, 2012 @08:27PM (#42022975)

    I'd rather run both Android and a Linux desktop at the same time. They both use a Linux kernel after all, so dual-booting seems a bit redundant. Why not run an android system (if not individual apps) as an app within, say, KDE plasma.

    Actually, I'm surprised that MS and others haven't just implemented Android-compatible subsystems within their OS's and run Android apps natively. Need windows apps *and* Android apps? no problem. We support them both! Android isn't actually Linux after all; it's a Java environment and the kernel is irrelevant. I think BB 10 wanted to do this (QNX kernel), but I don't know if they ever did.

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