On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 2:22 PM, Niels de Vos <devos@fedoraproject.org> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm looking for advise on some tablets that are likely able to run
Fedora ARM. There seems to be some some interest in making a Fedora
ARM for Tablets installation/rootfs. Any ideas on which devices are
suitable would be much appreciated.

It would be nice if the drivers are all provided upstream, if not,
that should not be a huge issue either, as long as the drivers a are
open source. Hardware modifications (even breaking and bricking) in
order to attach debuggers seem to trigger interest as well ;-)

I guess that OMAP tablets will be usable, but what models can be advised?

Many thanks to anyone with advise or ideas! Cheers,

Personally I'm awaiting the Archos G9 devices [1] to hit (September I think) as they have dual core Omap chips but also have the following useful bits:
- Option of a HDD
- Proper A usb2 port
- Mini HDMI port (so no need for an expensive dock)
- Wifi/BT/GPS

And they look to be a reasonable price.

The Toshiba Thrive looks to be of similar specs/prices but with a NV Tegra 2 chip.


[1] http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Archos-G9-101-and-80/