"Some manufacturers consider "root" to be a four-letter-word. We don't. The ZaTab is an open device. The bootloader is unlocked. Root access is available. We welcome the community to develop custom ROMs and port other Linux distros to the ZaTab."
I've been reluctant to buy a tablet because I wanted an open device. I've been waiting for the Vivaldi tablet, of course...but I think I may give the ZaTab ZT2 a try meanwhile. It costs $300.
Unlike the other systems that ZaReason offers, you cannot choose the OS to be preloaded. It is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Here are the tablet's specs:
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Allwinner A31 SoC (4-core CPU, 8-core GPU)
- 10.1" IPS 1280x800 display
- 5 point capacitive touchscreen
- 8 GB internal storage + microSD for additional storage
- 2 GB RAM
- WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
- Front (.3 megapixels) and Back (5 megapixels) cameras
- Sturdy metal back
- Stereo Speakers
- High-capacity 6000 mAh battery
- Ultra-light 600 grams
- microSD card slot
- miniHDMI video out
- microUSB port
- AC Adapter
- USB Cable
- Source Code
It's good to have vendors that offer open devices!