A new Linux-based distribution called JingOS was recently introduced, with the developers promising to provide the same level of functionality as iPadOS.
JingOS was created with the goal of improving the functionality and performance of tablets in general. The team behind the new operating system took inspiration from iPadOS to offer a simple, powerful and beautiful solution for turning tablets into computers that you can use on the go.
JingOS is not only a tablet operating system, but also a full-featured Linux distribution. The operating system offers full mouse and keyboard support. In addition, all applications developed for this platform support both touch and mouse and keyboard modes.
Notably, JingOS is also being developed for smartphones and will be available before the end of this year. The version for tablets will be released by the end of January. At the moment, the operating system has only been tested on the Huawei MateBook 14 and Microsoft Surface 6. The developers intend to provide support for other devices in the near future, including tablets based on ARM.
Many people criticize the Chinese company Xiaomi for the presence of ads in its proprietary MIUI user interface. But other manufacturers also began to implement them. Previously, there was already information and the appearance of advertising in Samsung smartphones. Apple has followed the same path. But it is promoting its products.
The first renders of the upcoming iPad Pro have been published
Apple is now preparing to release new devices – from the re-release of the cheapest iPhone to headphones and iPad. Meanwhile, more and more information about future updates appears on the network. This time, 91Mobiles website has published renders of the updated 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro, created on the basis of factory drawings obtained from a “reliable source”.
The tablet is quite similar to its predecessor – last year’s iPad Pro. However, the bezels around the screen will be thinner and the Face ID sensors will be located under the screen.
The power button on the top edge may contain a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, as in the iPad Air 4. There are also four speakers, a dual main camera with flash, a LiDAR sensor, and a USB Type-C connector.
According to preliminary data, the new iPad Pro will arrive with the A14 Bionic SoC, like the iPhone 12 and iPad Air 2020. In addition, it will be the first Apple tablet with support for 5G cellular networks.
iPad Pro Won’t Change In Design, But iPad Mini Will Look Like iPad Air 3
A Japanese blog, Macotakara described expectations and forecasts for the iPad series in 2021. According to this report, the 2021 entry-level iPad will adopt a design similar to that of the iPad Air 3. But the appearance of the iPad Pro may not have changed.
Apple launched the new fourth-generation iPad Air last year, which is similar in design to the iPad Pro. However, this report claims that the entry-level iPad launched in 2021 will adopt a design similar to the third-generation iPad Air launched in 2019, that is, it will still have an arc frame and a home button.
The so-called 2021 entry-level iPad, the 9th generation iPad, will have the same 10.2-inch display as the 8th generation, but will be thinner and lighter. According to Chinese suppliers, the display size of the next-generation iPad (9th generation) will remain the same as the 10.2 inches of the iPad (8th generation). But its thickness will be thinner, only 6.3mm, and the weight will be reduced to 460g.
The source said it will continue to use Touch ID, Lightning ports, fully laminated, anti-reflective coatings, P3 and True Tone displays.
As for the update of the iPad Pro, Macotakara stated that its ‘physical design’ will remain unchanged. But the performance of the internal A-series processors ‘may be greatly improved’. The report did not mention whether the iPad Pro will use the mini LED display screen.
Mini LED Displays Coming
In this regard, from another source, we learned that Apple will launch a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a Mini LED screen in the first quarter of 2021, and the 11-inch iPad Pro may still use an LCD screen.
Compared with previous traditional LCD screens, Mini LED screens support more precise multi-zone backlight control. This can bring better color performance and higher contrast. The screen more purely displays the black part, which effectively improves the screen display effect of the iPad Pro.
The release schedule of the new 9th-generation iPad is not yet clear. But as the 8th-generation iPad was only launched last fall. So we don’t expect an update until this fall at the earliest. On the other hand, other reports indicate that the iPad Pro may be updated sometime this quarter.