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