Take it with your usual dose of salt and scepticism but when looking over the Linux market share, at least on NetMarketShare it appears to continue rising.
While the latest from the Steam Survey shows a dip during June, the opposite is true here. We reported last month that NetMarketShare was showing a clear upwards trend. The sort of thing you can easily write-off across one or two months but now three months in a row it gives it a bit more credit.
Going from 1.36% in March 2020, up to 2.87% in April, 3.17% in May and now June's figure is in with 3.61%. Looking over past figures from them, this might be the first time we've ever seen it rise three months in a row without a break. This is not counting Chrome OS either, like some other stats end up bundling with Linux. Chrome OS has stayed around ~0.40%, with Ubuntu over this period rising from 0.27% in March to 2.57% in June which is crazy.
Still not clear what's driving this big uptick in Ubuntu users on their statistics and we can speculate until the end of days, still interesting to see though and quite possibly as a result of people working from home during the COVID19 outbreak.
What are your thoughts?
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Most of you must be already aware of Pine64’s flagship products PinePhone and Pinebook (or Pinebook Pro).
PineTab was planned to be made available back in 2019— however, PinePhone and Pinebook production was prioritized over it. Also, due to the factory lines closing for COVID-19 pandemic, the plan for PineTab was further postponed.
Finally, you will be happy to know that you can now pre-order the PineTab Linux tablet for just $100.
Even though PineTab is meant for early adopters, I’ll give you a brief description of its specifications and what you can expect it to do.
PineTab is a Linux tablet for $100 with which you can also attach a keyboard and some other modules to make the most out of it.
So, for just $100, it isn’t aiming to be “just another tablet” but something more functional for the users who prefer to have a useful tablet.
Before we talk more about it, let’s run down through the specifications:
Display: 10-inch 720p IPS Screen
Quad-core A64 SoC
2 GB LPDDR3 RAM
2 MP front-facing camera and 5 MP rear camera
64 GB eMMC flash storage
SD Card support
USB 2.0, USB-OTG, Digital video output, Micro USB
You can also add a magnetic backlit keyboard with PineTab for an additional $20.
The reason for this choice being that Ubuntu Touch works well for a traditional tablet use-case and, at the same time, converts into a more traditional desktop experience when the magnetic keyboard is attached.
They’ve also mentioned that the PineTab’s software will be convergent with both PinePhone and PineBook.
PineTab Expansion Options
To expand the functionality of PineTab, there’s an adapter board available on which you will be able to attach the expansions you want.
The adapter board will already be present inside, you just need to remove the back cover, work on a single screw to swap/add expansions.
The following expansions will be available to start with:
It is worth noting that you only use any one of the expansions at a time no matter how many expansions you have attached to the board.
Some extensions like LTE or LoRa module will probably make PineTab a great point-of-sales terminal as well.
As of now, there’s no information on what it would cost per add-on for the expansion board — but hopefully we’ll get to know more about the details right before the pre-order starts.
How to get PineTab Linux tablet
PineTab is now available for pre-order. If you are planning to get one, you should hurry up. From my experience with Pine devices, the pre-order might close in a couple of days. You can order it from their website: