Canonical announces Ubuntu for tablets

Posted by: Brett

After announcing Ubuntu for smartphones last month, Canonical has announced today that Ubuntu will be making its way to the tablet. As with the smartphone version, the OS requires no buttons and is controlled by gestures. The tablet edition brings real multitasking, which allows phone apps to run next to a tablet app, multi-user support, voice control, and integration with Ubuntu on the phone, PC, and TV.

Ubuntu for tablets supports display sizes from 6-inches to 20-inches, as well as resolutions from 100 to 450 PPI. Canonical says an entry-level Ubuntu tablet must have at least a dual-core A15 chip, preferrably 2GB of RAM, a minimum of 8GB of storage, and must have a display size between 7-10 inches. The company says they’ll be releasing the Ubuntu Touch (the name of the mobile Ubuntu OS) Developer Preview on February 21st for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Galaxy Nexus.

Source: Canonical, Ubuntu