Ubuntu releases the first tablet running on its own OS. The firm that created a widely used open-source platform has now also presented its first tablet, stating that the gadget lacks only a mouse and keyboard from offering a complete PC experience.
Connect these peripheral devices and Ubuntu’s 10” product changes from a regular full-screen cellular display to the windowed customer interface. Attach an external screen and now you can use a Ubuntu desktop, since it is a specialized processing device, but it is one that is full of opportunities.
The explanations about particular form aspects are progressively arcane and obsolete, declared the company’s officials in their press release. What is now occurring on the market is a blurring of these sections and the necessity for a regular system and consumer experience across them and Ubuntu can provide these essential features.
As it was the case with Canonical’s past cellular gadgets, the organization has preferred to just lend a current device and add its own Ubuntu operating system. Now it was the turn of Aquaris’ M10 from the European producer BQ.
With 2 GB of RAM, a resolution of 1280 by 800 and the 1.5GHz MediaTek chipset, the M10 cannot be classified as a top tablet, but the construction is amazingly good. It appears to be solid despite having a weight that is below that of the iPad Air, while the matte dark plastic frame looks nice and professional.
The components are not essential though, because the actual attraction is represented by the applications. Ubuntu’s M10 represents the first gadget to be delivered with the cellular edition of its OS with unity abilities.
Even if this particular form of the organization’s operating system has been released last week, you cannot really get an experience for this on its old mobile products, as their displays are small and have no plugs where they can be connected to a bigger screen.
Although, Canonical’s technicians say that thanks to the technological abilities of Ubuntu’s customers, they will soon discover ways to incorporate the platform on other gadgets. When it is used as a tablet, M10 maintains the eccentricities of Ubuntu’s cellular system.
Instead of showing an individual desktop and app drawer, it has scopes — designed displays that put together details from applications in certain groups, say, News and Emails. Users can swipe from the left to start the menu with pinned apps and from the right to use the carousel-style screen with the latest applications.
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