JingPad A1 Linux Tablet Sets to Begin Crowdfunding Campaign

JingPad A1 is an ARM-based tablet powered by JingOS an especially developed open-source Linux distribution.

Chinese startup Jingling has been promoting the upcoming tablet for a few months, and now the company has launched a crowdfunding campaign with Indiegogo. At the time of writing this post 171 backers have pledged a combined total of almost $102,000. With 59 days left to go this figure is sure to rise.

The consumer tablet market is saturated with either Google’s Android and Apple’s iPadOS as the only valiable oprions for OS. However, this changed back in March, when JingLing Tech, the Chinese startup company, unveiled a tabled running JingOS. JingOS is a convergent Linux-based open source OS.

It offers a brand new way to merge mobile and desktop experiences. It can run both Linux apps and Android apps. JingOS is adapted to run naturally with touch screen, stylus, keyboard, and trackpad. The Linux distribution will open the door to all types of use but not necessarily to applications designed for touch.

The JingPad A1 runs on a Unisoc Tiger T7510, a relatively unknown SoC that has a PowerVR GM9446 GPU and two ARM CPU core clusters: four Cortex-A75 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores.

JingPad A1 aims to bring the best of productivity by offering an 11” detachable 6-rows keyboard with a trackpad as well as a stylus. The device will also have two modes: tablet mode for handled operations and desktop mode for operations with the keyboard attached.

JingPad A1 Desktop Mode

The JingPad A1 is sold at a starting price of $549. The price goes up by $50 if that Early Bird deal sells out. There’s also a $699 Early Bird bundle that includes the tablet, pen, and a magnetic keyboard cover.

You can check out the official page for this device and join the mailing list for more information about the device.

JingPad A1 Specs

Display11-inch 2K AMOLED (4:3, 266 PPI)
CPUUnisoc Tiger T7510 (8-core @ 2.0 GHz)
GPUPowerVR GM 9444
Memory8 GB LPDDR4
Storage256 GB uMPC
ConnectivityDual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5
Ports1x USB Type-C 2.0, microSD card slot
Battery8000 mAh
Other16 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera, Fingerprint reader, Noise cancelling mics
JingPad A1 Tablet Mode running GIMP, LibreOffice, Chromium, Firefox...
Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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