The Gemini PDA can now run entirely on Linux, achieving our goal of providing support for non-Android options.
• Gemini PDA running Android and Linux – including Sailfish and Debian operating systems
• Gemini users can use new Planet Computers online platform to customise device
• Gemini PDA is being showcased at CommunicAsia 2018 – Marina Bay Sands, Level 5, 5L4-10
London, UK: Planet Computers today announces quad-boot functionality on the Gemini PDA, providing users with the capability and freedom to run a number of different operating systems – including Android (both standard and rooted), Debian and the new Sailfish for Gemini Community Edition.
Since the Gemini PDA’s official launch at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2018, Android has been the default operating system loaded onto each device. The Planet Computers team and the wider Linux community have spent the last six months developing the code to allow both Sailfish and Debian OS to run smoothly on the mobile device.
Both Linux distributions – Debian and the Sailfish Community Edition - are now fully operational and available for the Gemini PDA. The device will also run the new Sailfish X OS once it launches in late 2018 – improving the Linux user experience even further.
Planet Computers has also developed a new online management platform that allows users to customise their device by selecting their primary, secondary and tertiary operating systems, as well as a recovery mode. Once selected, users are provided with the relevant tools to download and flash the selected OS onto their device.
Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers, comments: “It has always been our mission to open up the Gemini PDA to the Linux community. By developing the online management tool, users now have the option to partition their Gemini in any way they want - customising it to their individual needs. The Gemini PDA can now run entirely on Linux, achieving our goal of providing support for non-Android options.”
You can access the Planet Computers online partition tool here.
Gemini PDA has raised more than $2.3 million in investment to date, with all Indiegogo backer orders now fulfilled. For the latest updates, click here.
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About Planet Computers:
Planet Computers launched the Gemini PDA crowdfunding project on the Indiegogo platform in March 2017, and is close to trebling its original target to support the development programme. Planet Computers has now fulfilled all the backer orders, raising more than $2.3 million in investment in the process. The Gemini PDA is now available to buy from the Planet Computers online shop.
The Gemini is a 4G and Wi-Fi device with a full physical keyboard and runs on the Android and Linux platforms. With a 5.99” screen, 5 megapixel camera and stereo speakers it provides a communications, media consumption and social media device for the 21st Century. Gemini PDA is available in a variety of different keyboard language layouts.
More details of the product are available at www.planetcom.co.uk
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