Tuesday, July 23, 2013

KDE takes a swing at the tablet market

When it comes to graphical user interfaces on tablets, the first thing that comes to mind is Android, IOS or Ubuntu's Unity.

So when I read that KDE has already tossed their hat into the tablet ring, and has a tablet already being looked over by quality assurance engineers, I was ecstatic.

Aaron Seigo, a KDE developer, wrote on Google+ "The first Vivaldi tablets, new dual-core engineering boards and the custom EOMA68 developer workbenches we commissioned have all been shipped out. Don't get too excited: the tablets are pre-certification (EC/FCC) and are on their way to us so we can verify the Q/A targets we set out."

While there have been delays, this is a big step in seeing KDE based Linux tablets on the market in the not too distant future.

Here's a glimpse at what the KDE desktop environment will look like on the Vivaldi tablet:

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