Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth Explains Ubuntu For TabletsTue, Feb 19, 2013 - 4:13 PM
Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, has revealed its tablet operating system! The Ubuntu tablet interface supports screen sizes from 6″ to 20″ and resolutions from 100 to 450 PPI. A video has also been released that shows Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth explaining Ubuntu for tablets and what it offers industry partners. Developers will be able to get their hands on Ubuntu 13.10 in October for tablets, but the rest of us will have to wait. The full, ready-for-anyone version will be out in Ubuntu 14.04 in April 2014. Shuttleworth also said in today’s conference call that Canonical has just signed a deal with “a very large supplier of silicon to mobile industry [who] will be optimizing Ubuntu on their chips.” Further details on this partnership will be revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February. The idea of open source tablets is pretty cool, but tell us your thoughts on Ubuntu tablets!
“Multi-tasking productivity meets elegance and rigorous security in our tablet experience,” said Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical in a press call. “Our family of interfaces now scales across all screens, so your phone can provide tablet, PC and TV experiences when you dock it. That’s unique to Ubuntu and it’s the future of personal computing.”