Ubuntu Linux to enter tablet fray with Tenq’s P07
Ubuntu will get its first entry into the same tablet arena filled by Android and iOS with a newly uncovered model. Tenq’s P07 is running Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 is more optimized for touch as a result. A 32GB SSD provides the main storage; Ubuntu’s light requirements give it an “almost instant” boot time, Giz-China understood.
The system is powered by a netbook-level 1.6GHz Atom chip and 2GB of RAM, but it’s likely to run faster than equivalent Windows tablets. Other details such as battery life are unknowns as bugs are reportedly being “worked out” before the P07 is ready to ship.
Launch details haven’t been given for Tenq’s example, but its use of a free OS could keep the price low compared to most tablets. It may never ship outside of its native China beyond special exports but could carve a niche for pure Linux that hasn’t existed in tablets so far.