At the JavaOne technical keynote, engineers with Oracle’s Java division unwrapped what they call theDukePad. The nearly 2-inch thick tablet device is powered by a computer the size of a deck of cards that is typically used for school instruction and other research projects. The device supports a 10-inch screen and can run streaming video, game-quality graphics and typical office productivity apps.
Harkening back to the days when home computers were built from scratch, the DukePad was built using off-the-shelf components. The tablet features a touch screen, camera, HDMI, and USB outputs.
According to the project leads, “the software on the DukePad uses Raspbian Linux as the operating system, JavaSE Embedded 8, and an OSGi-based JavaFX environment. Within this DukePad environment, apps are simple JavaFX OSGi Modules."