Volla Successfully Crowdfunds a Privacy-Focused Tablet on Kickstarter

It’s “the new generation of Tablet for simplicity and privacy…” according to its Kickstarter page. “Top-tier performance, lightweight design and completely Google-free.” And it’s already reached its funding goal of $53,312 — climbing to over $75,000 from 115 backers with another 26 days still to go.

9to5Linux reports:

Volla, the maker of the Volla Phone smartphones, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their first tablet device, the Volla Tablet, which will also support the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS.

Featuring a 12.3-inch Quad HD display with 2650Ö1600 pixel resolution, the Volla Tablet uses a powerful MediaTek Gaming G99 8-core processor, 12 GB RAM, and 256 GB internal storage. It also comes with a long-lasting 10,000 mAh battery, 2G/3G/4G cellular network support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 13+5 MP main camera.

By default, Volla Tablet ships with Volla OS 13, Volla’s in-house operating system based on the free Android Open Source Project (AOSP), but users will be able to buy the tablet with Ubuntu Touch featuring built-in convergence and support for Android apps with WayDroid container.

“Users will also be able to use desktop apps like Firefox or LibreOffice thanks to the help of the Libertine container,” according to the article. (“Volla says that Volla Tablet with Ubuntu Touch is ideal for Linux enthusiasts and minimalists seeking a simplified, efficient, and familiar operating system experience.”)

Its Kickstarter page points out the tablet even offers options like “hide.me VPN” and private speech recognition that’s “cloud-independent for secure, confidential interactions.”

(“For U.S. users, please note that only roaming SIM cards from abroad can be used.”)

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