By David Clack on May 15, 2012
So I'm having a few small technical difficulties here, I want to post some better pictures of the tablets and some movies of Java SE and JavaFX running on the tablets, we have a 2MB upload limit on the blog site, so I'm having to find ways of dealing with this.
Basically Tom knows now how to build a Linux for a stock tablet we can buy of the web, it's been much easier with Marvell, Freescale and FIC helping us with techniques and drivers.
Touchscreen has cause Tom a lot of grief but we have single touch under control now.
Getting a wifi network manager caused him fits, but that is fixed also.
If someone wants to build a commercial tablet just for Java, basing it on Linux and SE-E looks like feasible option.
Have been playing with Ubuntu and it seems to be a good option.
We are trying to pick what sort of ARM processor we want, single or dual core to start.
Screen size, I'm leaning to 1280 x 1024 to start.
What size nand to put inside 8Gb or 16Gb, what ports we want, USB, HDMI, do we want a 3G chip, which means we need a sim card slot.
Though all of these decisions always come back to price point.
In terms of hardware, there are several vendors who provide designs that can be used to build such a tablet.