Sub-£100 Android 4.0/Linux tablet now up for pre-order
PengPod’s crowd-funded tablet which dual-boots Android 4.0 and Linux is now up for pre-order after smashing its funding goals
The PengPod, a sub-£100 tablet which dual-boots Android 4.0 and Linux, is now up for pre-order after exceeded its funding goals.
‘PengPod tablets are made by a company called Peacock Imports, and will be able to dual-boot Android 4.0 and a version of Linux with the touch-friendly KDE Plasma Active interface,’ reports Ars Technica.
PengPod's websites currently lists two devices: the PengPod 100 ($175) and the PengPod 700 ($110). Both dual-booth Linux and Android.
Both tablets are now up for pre-order here following a successful KickStarter-style campaign, which saw the company secure $72,707 from 500 contributors.
PengPod slates dual-boot Android 4.0 from the device’s internal memory and Linux from a bootable SD-card, meaning you get all the benefits of Android 4.0 as well as a desktop-style Linux setup – and all for less that $200 in both cases.
‘People who pledged $99 or more are promised a tablet, with an estimated delivery date of January 2013,’ added the report.
There’s no word on what performance will be like, but given the price tag it’s safe to assume that you won’t be getting Nexus 10-like performance out of this slate. Still the ability to dual-boot Android and Linux is quite an interesting USP in itself.
The PengPod is up for pre-order now.