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Android and Ubuntu Powered Kite Tablet Shows What Future Tablets May Be Like


To start off this story, let me give you the list of specs and you can decide if it sounds good or not to you. 10.1″ 1,920 x 1,200 IPS display that is powered by a Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core processor underneath. It boots Android 4.0 and Ubuntu 12.04 and runs 2GB of RAM alongside 32GB of storage. Quite an impressive spec sheet, and the price is only around $415. 

The unfortunate part is that the Kite Full-HD tablet, made by DaVinci Mobile Technology, isn’t confirmed to come to the States anytime soon. What is interesting to see is how well Android and Ubuntu play together in the same device. If this trend takes off the future of Android tablets will be very fun to watch.

Are you excited for the Ubuntu integration into Android? Or do you think it needs to stand on it’s own as an OS?

Via: Engadget

  • Bruce Childress

    If you have Ubuntu on it, why would you want android?

  • TJWaterskier

    So here’s my issue… I have a Transformer Prime and I use a program called Splashtop THD (wonderful remote desktop app 60fps capable check it out). I also have the keyboard dock which makes the world of a difference when using remote desktop apps.

    I find myself defaulting to using Splashtop and in turn my Win7 desktop/environment instead of the Android environment. Especially if it involves web browsing. I even watch Netflix from my PC through Splashtop since the Android version lags too much.

    I love Android to death, but I feel like once we get a fully fledged desktop Linux device, we’re just going to default to that OS instead of Android because of it’s wider range of use and (dare I say it regarding Linux) compatibility.

    I don’t think it’s a good idea for Android to share space with a full computer OS because in terms of capability it’s going to fall short and then just sit on the back burner.

    I’d rather see properly working apps on Android, but I’m aware that it’s the manufacturers tossing the two in the same basket and not Google or the app developers.

  • Can somebody give me a crash course on what Ubuntu is? I hear it thrown around a lot on forums and by devs on Twitter

    • One of the more popular distributions (flavors) of Linux. Nothing more than that, really.

    • jak_341

      You can put a ‘trial’ copy on a USB stick and boot into it. Try it out!

  • xformulax
  • Do we know if this is normal Linux, or the mobile optimized Linus we saw recently? I would guess it is the full-on desktop version, since Canonical mentioned that a tablet optimized version is coming soon (as in, not available now).

  • Buy This

    “the price is only around $415”

    mfw that’s about the same price as I payed for my Xoom WiFi back in the day
    mfw I have no face

    • Dr_Buttballs

      Le may may arrows, you forgot them.

      • pseudonym_b

        i think i just got 9 different types of cancer from this.

        • Dr_Buttballs

          Das gud

        • Buy This

          heh, I don’t post tho, I lurk.

      • Buy This

        hahaha, I have been lurking a lot. Just thought I would cast my line and see who’s out there.

  • Deadly OS – Combination of Android and Ubuntu – Nelson Mandela would be proud

  • Something that I would love right there Android and full on Linux. Too bad I couldn’t justify the money cause I would love that combo.