September 27, 2013

Innovative Monstrosity: Oracle Makes Tablet with Raspberry Pi and Java

Pretty much every tech company makes its own tablet now, so why not Oracle, too?

The enterprise software and hardware company has unveiled the "DukePad," a tablet powered by aRaspberry Pi and JavaSE Embedded 8. It's not actually for sale, but Oracle described it a few days ago in a technical keynote at its JavaOne conference and posted all the details on the OpenJDKWiki. In addition to providing instructions, open source software, and pointers to the necessary hardware, Oracle said it is "working with suppliers to make available pre-made kits that can be more easily assembled."

The tablet itself is bulky and doesn't look like much fun to use, but that's not really the point. Dukepad might appeal to do-it-yourselfers who view it as a learning experience or a fun project.

Read more at ArsTechnica.

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