Root 101 is an open source Android tablet

Posted by Trent Nouveau

The Root 101 is an open source tablet loaded with a completely stock version of Android (Jelly Bean 4.2) with no bloatware apps and no ugly skinned version of Android. Root access is default, so you can install any app and even custom ROMs.

"We've spent months perfecting the software to get the most out of the hardware. As of now we've already ported two of the most popular aftermarket ROMs to the Root 101...CyanogenMod and Paranoid Android. These ROMs give Android a unique look and feel and give you more customization options than the stock OS," the Root 101 team explained in an IndieGoGo post.

"We're dedicated to making this the most open source tablet available. All our source code will be available online making it much easier for developers to build custom ROMs. As people develop new ROMs we'll host them on our website for others to use."

According to the Root 101 team, when Google releases new versions of Android, they will keep updating the software for their users, as there is clearly nothing worse than buying a new device only to find that a new version of Android is available a few months later and you're stuck with the old version.

Key specs include:

-10.1” IPS HD screen with 1280 x 800 resolution
-Multi-touch capacitive screen
-AmLogic AML8726-MX Dual Core 1.5GHz CPU
-Mali-400 Dual Core GPU – up to 1080P video
-1GB RAM
-16GB Internal Storage
-MicroSD slot – up to 32GB
-Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
-Bluetooth
-VGA Front camera and 2MP rear camera
-9 hours battery life (7000mAh)
-Mini HDMI slot – output up to 1080P to TV
-Micro USB slot
-3.5mm headphone jack
-Microphone
-2 Rear speakers
-Rear aluminum shell for strength and durability
-Dimensions: 260mm x 173mm x 9.9mm

Additional information about the Root 101 can be found here on IndieGoGo.