Linux compatible tablets

The tablets will be posted below with the compatible OS in parenthesis. The distros are constantly updating with more devices becoming available, and I will attempt to do the same on this topic as the distros update. Links for the device section of each distro will be provided at the end of this post.


  • LTE - Long Term Evolution or LTE tablets are tablets that are 4G enabled that allow you to access the internet (with a data plan) without the need of a WiFi hotspot.
  • Wi-Fi - Simply put, a Wi-Fi tablet will only access the internet if you have a Wi-Fi connection.


  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 WiFi ( /e/ )
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 WiFi ( /e/ )
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (LineageOS, /e/) Note: LineageOS supports LTE and WiFi while /e/ does not specify
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LineageOS, /e/)


  • Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus LTE/WiFi (LineageOS, /e/)
  • Lenovo Tab M10 X605F/L (Ubuntu Touch)


  • Nexus 7 2013 LTE/WiFi (Ubuntu Touch)


  • Xperia Tablet LTE/WiFi (LineageOS)
  • Xperia Z4 LTE/WiFi (Ubuntu Touch)

Distro Links

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WHat about devices such as the MS Surface? Any thoughts?

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Are there any specific things on a tablet we should look for that would make the process easier? Like a usb connex for the distro install, sdcard compatible etc. Do I need to be able to connect to a specific laptop? Linux, Win etc or can it be done from the tablet itself. I have looked into this but haven’t really found a good step by step. It may be over my head anyway, but any suggestions. Looking at maybe one of the MS Surface Pros