Those who have tried to add a Linux flavour to their tablets can really make out the pain, as they need to go through many loops and hops to achieve it. Now Peacock Imports Company has come up with a low cost tablet, PendPod700 that can boot up in both Linux and Android OS.
PendPod700 would cost only $100 (approx Rs 5,300) boasting decent specs. Ever since Canonical has popularised the Linux distro, Ubuntu adding user friendly features to the Linux shell, demand for having gadgets on Linux OS has gone up. Hence, this dual booting tablet is sure to catch the attention of many users who love the security Linux gives to the devices. The company has made this model and other gadgets in the Indiegogo site for sale. You can also visit the official site of the company.
The highlight of this tablet is the dual booting capability, that too with ease. The tablets will let you install one OS in the internal memory of the tablet and other OS on the SD card. Users could choose and switch between these two OS installed in the internal memory and SD card. ARM-based Allwinner A10 SoC powers this tablet. KDE Plasma Active interface has been used to make this Linux tablet touch friendly. With this user friendly interface available, users can run popular Linux applications like LibreOffice, XBMC Media player and so on. The Android OS version supported is Ice Cream Sandwich.
PengPod700 tablet has a 7 inch display screen. As already mentioned PengPod700 tablet will be available for $100 pledge, where as PengPod1000 tablet model having 10-inch display screen would be up got $185 pledge and the PengStick mini PC around $85 mark. The company has also made it clear that even in case the Indiegogo campaign fails to meet its desired target of $49,000 the tablets and PC"s will be shipped to the users who have opted for the same.
Watch PengPod700 tablet in action below: