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KDE Vivaldi Tablet Struggling, Now New Design

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Published on 18 September 2012 11:33 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
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While some were fond of the KDE Vivaldi Tablet to begin with (formerly the Spark Tablet), it seems the Linux hardware tablet project is struggling.

Aaron Seigo has provided a brief status update today on the project to ship KDE Plasma Active on a tablet, but the update isn't too positive. There are some positive aspects like hardware vendors seeming more open to towards the idea of open-source support, but still they're having to resort to new hardware due to problems with the original OEM.

"I'm not going to say anything about the hardware we are looking at using. Last time that didn't turn out perfectly, so this time we'll wait a bit longer before sharing that information ... though I expect that when we start sending devices around to people for demos and engineering work that it will still come out. :P Anyways ... what a ride, but we aren't done yet."

Find out more on the Vivaldi status update via this blog post.

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