Now tablets are a thing again.... Is there any interest from the porting community?

I believe I remember a statement like “pen works like mouse” in the context of the notes port from tmo.
I am not sure if this is really what you desire here, but for me flawless pen support seems to be more an issue of supporting apps than supporting os.

Has a Sony tablet been anounced in the end?

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and the Oppo Pad - 10.95" 12hz screen - SD 870:

Are there any indications that the binary blobs for porting are freely available for these devices? Can’t see this from the linked site (well, maybe I did not look hard enough…)

honestly no idea.

i present this thread more as a guage of sentiment in support of sfos on tablets - in light of the improved availability of tablet devies.

What abou the JingPad A1:

Seems to allready run some open Linux OS called JingOS (which I never heard before) but seems to be a Linux LSB system with KDE desktop and might serve as an ideal base for a sailfish port…


yes i got also two xperia Tablets one scorpion and one scorpion-windy.
Its a pity that we stuck on
In my opionion it is a wonderful device.


If the stylus works in the OS correctly then the apps are not an issue at all… :wink:

A Sailfish OS tablet is urgently needed ! Or better two, one in the 300-350 Euro range and another cheap one.

I would happily help with a test deployment!

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are any of the above vendors known for releasing the binary blobs in the way sony does with its AOSP builds?


From looking at the available devices in LineageOS (very few Lenovo tablets, despite abundant number of published devices, no Oppo devices) I would conclude that blobs are not accessible. For Jing nothing can be said because it’s their first device.


My trusty (and old, and slow, but adequate for the most part) Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is stuck at, SFOS 3.x, and I would absolutely love to see an officially supported tablet!

I haven’t been following the tablet trend lately, but it looks like the two big names (Samsung and Lenovo) dominate the market. How could we persuade Sony enter the game again? :-/ Their smartphones are great, especially the cameras in them, and I bet the tech would stretch (pun intented) to tablets nicely!


New Motorolla tablet using the SD 680 soc:

These guys are usually pretty good at the ‘open’ thing, right?


Besides the Jingpad, there are other Linux tablets coming.

There is the PineTab2, an ARM tablet, an updated version of PineTab1.

No idea how easy it will be to port Linux, and especially Sailfish to it.

Then there is the Juno Tablet, a Celeron 5100, which should making porting very easy. It is around 400 Euro, which makes it not for everyone.

There is already an x86 port available that might work on it:


Lenovo Legion Y700 - snapdragon 845 8" performance tablet looks like it is going to get a global launch:


More info on the pine tab 2:

$209 for Quad A55 Rockchip with 8GB/128G - available in May:


Pinetab 2 can now be pre-ordered. delivery mid-May.


My Pinetab 2 arrived yesterday :slight_smile: