As if the OS market wasn’t crowded enough and the new initiatives as unlikely to succeed, there’s a new OS in town and it’s debuting on a Pipo tablet. It’s called Light Work OS and it comes from chip maker Rockchip. It will debut on the Pipo P9 tablet.

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Don’t get very excited, as this is not exactly a totally new OS, but rather a custom version of Android 5.1, with a start menu included, a taskbar and support for running apps in windows, that can be moved all over the screen. The first tablet based on this platform is Pipo P9, that relies on a Rockchip RK3288 processor, has a 10.1 inch display with Full HD resolution and uses 2 GB of RAM.

It also brings 32 GB of storage and apparently you can turn off the customization and go back to stock Android Lollipop if you want. Turning Android into a desktop-like experience seems unusual, but for the sake of productivity, splitting the experience into windows may prove useful. Let’s see where Rockchip goes from here…

  • Joaquin Padilla Rivero

    Since Google has definitely dropped the ball in tablet software optimizations, third parties like Jide and Rockchip will pick the slack. The demand is there.