Quad-Core ARM Dual-Boot Tablet Runs Ubuntu and Android

As far as dual-OS tablets go, this is one of the most unusual

  DaVinci Mobile Kite tablet
Tablets wore off their novelty allure years ago, but there are still some ways to make them stand out, both among all other consumer electronics devices and amidst their peers. DaVinci Mobile just used one of those methods.

Tablets wore off their novelty allure years ago, but there are still some ways to make them stand out, both among all other consumer electronics devices and amidst their peers. DaVinci Mobile just used one of those methods.

The Italian company has installed two operating systems on the Kite tablet, and they aren't even the ones people might expect.

Despite Windows 8 being the newest OS, and the first Windows version from Microsoft, it isn't the one accompanying Android here.

Instead, DaVinci Mobile chose Linux and, thus, turned the Kite into a dual-boot gadget running Android 4.0 or Ubuntu 12.04, depending on what owners want at the time.

One might be tempted to think the IT player is using dual-OS support as a means to offset lower-than-average hardware, but this is not the case.

In fact, one might argue that the tablet is superior to many other tablets up on sale right now.

The IPS screen, for instance, is a 10.1-inch panel with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.

Secondly, the CPU running everything is a quad-core Samsung Exynos 4, whose clock frequency is of 1.5 GHz. 2 GB of RAM back up said processor.

Moving on, DaVinci Mobile outfitted the Kite slate with 32 GB of NAND Flash storage, plus a microSD card slot that allows for more (no exact GB number given here though).

Other specs include two cameras (VGA on the front, 2 megapixels at the back), a micro USB port, an HDMI output, and a white bevel front with a V logo stamped on the light gray back plate.

DaVinci mobile wants 309 Euro / $309-410 in exchange for every tablet ordered. People interested will have to start looking through Italian retailers or stop by the DaVinci Mobile website. Android is the default boot OS.

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