Teclast Announces Its Own OS

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Teclast is being a bit bombastic. This is still Android 4.x underneath the surface.

What Teclast has actually done is a revamped launcher with customized icons, Teclast-exclusive stores, and some customized applications.

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The above is a GIF animation that can be seen directly at this link.

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The above also contains a GIF animation that can be seen directly at this link.

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Whoa. Two new business-class tablets!

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And they’re dual-boot Android (Teclast OS?)/Windows 8.1.

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Odd resolution split.

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And there’s the keyboard. So the prior word of the X10HD must have been premature.

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I wonder if these two models will eventually get the new Core-M CPU next year?

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So there’s a wait until these are officially on sale and then propagate to other sellers — inside of China and to middlemen who sell internationally.

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The graphics in the above Weibo are duplicates of earlier ones.

More information at the Teclast forum (use Chrome) in a locked post.

Owners of the Teclast P98 Air (C6V8 and C6V8 models) can download the Teclast OS firmware to try.

That concludes the Weibo announcement.

And I think after seeing all that, Teclast tablet owners should give up any hope of ever seeing pure-Google Android 5.0 with Material Design.

Clearly this is Teclast trying to pull away from the “homogenization” of Android tablets in China.

But I think this might hurt them outside of China.

Still, that new X10HD tablet seems to be something.

8 Comments

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8 responses to “Teclast Announces Its Own OS

  1. giouncino

    I think that to develop a complete OS is an effort in terms of knowledges and money investments that a company like Teclast could not afford alone.
    It cannot be other than a deep customized launcher

      • Given that the “new OS” reeks of Material Design everywhere, my guess is that they’ve taken AOSP, themed the launcher, remade most of their added-value apps, themed lots of apps’ icons (probably for the Chinese ones, Western devs don’t like their icons messed with) and called it a day.

        I’m intrigued by the stylus next to the X10HD. A tablet with a big, pen-ready screen with a nice resolution can make a killing for lots of graphics tablets users.

  2. dey

    How can I get the new launcher?

  3. curracruisers

    It seems Teclast’s website is not accessible here in Australia, is that true, or is something else going on? I have an x98 3g.

    • China websites have a record of being unreliable. I don’t know if that’s poor maintenance or the Great Firewall, but even Weibo has become unreachable at times (other times, their templates blow up and the site is unusable). Keep trying.

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