Vivaldi tablet gets 1GB of RAM, new app store


While Linux is certainly a fantastic operating system, it's had a tough time trying to find its way onto tablets. Android may be considered Linux, but Google does enough modification to the kernel that we just call Android, Android. Anyway, Linux is starting to become a more touch-friendly operating system. We've seen Ubuntu on phones and some tablets, but most of them came with Android preinstalled and either use an emulator or a ROM to run it. 

The KDE team wants to change that, though, with its Vivaldi Linux tablet. It's been a pretty intriguing tablet so far; it runs a full-blown version of Linux that's completely open, meaning that you can do whatever you want to it. 

Today, a developer from the team released a video showing the tablet's built-in app store. It's called Make.Play.Live, and you can download content and add-ons to enhance your tablet experience. The store looks like it'll be easy to navigate and use, which is a good thing considering that not a lot of people have experience with all that Linux can offer. 

The Vivaldi is almost ready to ship out to preorderers, but before it does, it got a slight bump in RAM size from 512MB to 1GB so you can run more of your add-ons at once. 

Are any of you excited for a truly open Linux tablet? Let us know in the comments!

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