JingOS: "The project is dead"

jingos is dead

In early 2021, a new Linux project introduced himself to the world. Your name, JingOS, and even a tablet was manufactured and sold that had more than acceptable hardware. The possibility of it reaching the PineTab was even considered, which gave a user like me hope, but time has brought us back to a sad reality: at least in terms of tablets, mobile operating systems leave a lot to be desired. wish, that in the event that they receive support.

Already at the beginning of 2022 there were hearsay that things were not going well for the JingOS team. The shop was not working, it was said that members of the team had been laid off... and for a while there has been no news of any kind. Out of curiosity, because I have a PineTab that It hasn't been updated since November from last year and because I doubt it will go up to Ubuntu 20.04, I have searched for some information, and what I have found is literally a message from a long time ago that says that the project is dead.

JingOS was reborn… to die too

The message that is being shared on Telegram, and probably on other networks, says:

-Stop clicking on blue text.
-The forum is down.
-The website is down.
-No, it won't run on your *insert your iPad 2 crap here*.
-If you have a JingPad, you should use Ubuntu Touch (https://ubuntu-touch.io/).

The project is dead.

If you want to restore files for JingOS in Android rom (JINGPAD ONLY):


Difficult to be more clear. Furthermore, it is true that your website doesn't work, nor can its store be accessed, making it impossible to buy a JingPad. They recommend using Ubuntu Touch if you already have the tablet, an operating system that is far from what this "non-distro" offered based on Ubuntu and with Plasma software modified for tablets. An alternative project was created, but hummingbirdOS has also disappeared.

This has to serve us to have more patience and stay a little on the sidelines. In the phones it seems that there is more action and maintenance, but in the field of tablets things look bad. The PineTab is almost abandoned (or abandoned altogether), and the best alternatives are gone. Now we only have to watch, and I would advise that from the sidelines, how is the PineTab2. For my part, I will only buy a mobile device with Linux when I am sure that it is good for something in the present and will have a future. Step back to being hung like a ham.

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  1.   Leonardo said

    It no longer makes sense to give software support to tablets, hardly anyone uses tablets anymore, it is neither mobile nor PC, it is a concept that was born to die