Ntablet – An Open-source Commercial Tablet for Your Creative Projects

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • NTablet is first its kind of Commercial tablet powered by Open Source OS.
  • NTablet comes with Powerful Quad Core Processor.
  • Ntablet can be used to develop applications, learn programming, play media and games, and much more.

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pen-source devices are becoming increasingly popular in today’s day and age. People are migrating from proprietary software to open-source software. This migration is particularly evident in developers and programmers. Open-source software allows you to modify or alter your copy of the software in any way you like.

Recently, there has been a wave of open-source operating systems in the market. Many versions of Linux and Ubuntu can be termed as open-source operating systems. Traditional OS or closed-source OS comes with few limitations when it comes to altering and distributing them. The freedom, control and security offered by the open-source OS is the reason for their growing popularity at this moment.

In this article, we are introducing a product that works on an open-source OS. This is a tablet called the Ntablet that is designed for boosting your creativity in projects.

Ntablet comes with a few unique features. One of them is the effortless switching between the two OSes, namely, Android and the open-source Linux based OS.

Most of the tablets in the market come with either iOS or Android. Ntablet is the first tablet of its kind, which offers you an opportunity to access open-source OS on your tablet. The Ntablet is loaded with numerous other features which we’ll be talking about in a while.

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Overview

Ntablet is one of a kind tablet that works on an open-sourced Linux based OS. It has been primarily designed for developers who are looking to work on innovative projects on the go. The motherboard and the inside core-board are connected in the way of the socket, allowing users to change the core-board anytime. Ntablet’s ability to switch the core-boards enables it to run different operating systems or applications, like Android and Linux.

Each tablet is provided with a GPIO board and one charging dock with integrated wireless serial connectivity. In case you are not familiar with open-sourced tablets, the company also provides an instruction manual

It has a 7 inch HD IPS touch screen and comes with a 5MP camera. The battery capacity is 4800mAh. Ntablet can also be used as a regular tablet for doing your recreational stuff like gaming or streaming media.

It also supports Micro HDMI so that you can connect it to a larger screen for better visuals. Loaded with many other features like expandable memory (Micro SD card), OTG and USB connectivity, Ntablet is a bargain when compared to other tablets in the market.

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Problem Solving by the Product

If you are a developer or a programmer, then you must have wanted to work on the go. Everyone does at some point. Ntablet allows you to work on your projects anywhere you want. It is a complete package. Ntablet can be used to develop applications, learn programming, play media and games, and much more.

Its ability to connect to a portable keypad turns it into a makeshift laptop, on which you can do programming work on the go. It can be used for DIY and can also be used as a remote controller for robots. Apart from robots, it can also be used as a remote controller for your household appliances like TV, Air conditioner and lights.

The charging dock can also be used as a tablet stand due to its brilliant design. It comes with a built-in wireless serial port which can be used to connect to the internet.

The most impressive feature is that it can be detached so that you can change the core boards accordingly. This feature is handy when it comes to switching operating systems.

Overall, Ntablet is a unique product that is beneficial for developers and people who are interested in programming. It provides a convenient way of working from anywhere.

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NTablet Specifications

Here are the detailed specifications for you. Check them out.

  • Operating System – Linux/Android
  • GPU – Mali T760 Quad-core GPU
  • CPU – RK3288 Quad-core, 1.8 Ghz
  • RAM – 2 GB LPDDR3
  • Camera – Omni Vision 5 MP front camera
  • Touchscreen – 5 point glass + glass
  • NAND Flash – 16 GB EMMC
  • Display – 7 inch, 1200 x 1920 IPS
  • Wireless – AP6255 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + BT4.0
  • Full-size USB – Full size USB 2.0 interface
  • TF card slot – Max 32 GB
  • Battery – 3.8 V/4800 mAh, High capacity high voltage battery
  • Micro USB 2.0 interface – OTG features included, 5V-2A charging supported
  • HDMI interface – Micro HDMI
  • Headphone seat – 3.5 mm headphone jack CTIA supported
  • Serial port – Wireless serial port included in the charging dock, RS232 port included with GPIO connector
  • GPIO – 5V-500 mA port x 2, 3.3V-500 mA port x 1, 12C x 1, UART x 2, SPI x 1, PWM x 1, ADC-IN x 1
  • Power Supply – charging dock supports wide voltage 90V-230V, wireless debug port connected to UART2 (option)

Plan for Launch

The idea was first conceived in October 2017 by a group of young tech enthusiasts from Canada. The Ntablet is currently up for a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. They have managed to raise more than 17000 CAD from more than 50 backers. You can also back this product and get your copy in a few months. The least pledge amount in CAD 299, where you’ll get 1 Ntablet, 1 GPIO board, 1 charging dock and 1 instruction manual. The company is planning to begin mass production by January 2020 and ship the first batches by May 2020. By the end of this year, the company should look for more ways to raise money.

About the company

Ntablet is the brainchild of 6 tech enthusiasts from Calgary, Canada. The company name is synonymous with the name of the product. The company wanted to design a commercial tablet that works on Linux based OS. They felt that most of the Linux based products were DIY products that were not feasible to produce commercially. So, they designed a first of its kind tablet called the Ntablet which did not work on the traditional operating systems. The company wants to target developers and programmers who are looking for a tablet that runs on olpen-source software.

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