Changes are inevitable and if you don’t change, then you are not running with this world. The only thing which is permanent in this world is change. So let us talk about the future. If we add changes to the present, what we get is future. So this means that our future will be a combination of our present and changes. So we are talking about the future with regards to computers and technology.
What’s the Ubuntu tablet all about?
Ubuntu is a Linux-based operating system which is open source. This means you don’t need a license to use Ubuntu or you don’t need to purchase this operating system as you get it for free. We all know Windows as it is widely used. Similarly, we know Android and iOS too. Now, Ubuntu is getting closer every day for household and regular users. Ubuntu is already famous in the corporate market.
How Ubuntu is entering the mobile market?
Canonical which is known as the leader of Ubuntu Project, knows Ubuntu very well inside-out. It works on the theme of a fully converged platform, which means that it runs core code across all its devices. Now this is known as the convergence approach which may move the market.
The latest launch
The latest BQ (M10) Ubuntu tablet has already been launched in the market. It’s yet to be fully supported on smartphones as per its flexibility. Now in this tablet, you get a custom design UI which is a good feature as the current trend is for customization. You don’t get a stretched version of a smartphone. The other thing is that when you plug it into a monitor, the UI changes again. So the tablet is smart enough to adapt in the way it is being used.
M10 has a fully HD 10.1-inch display with a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. Internal storage is of 16 GB. You also have the option to pop in a microSD card. You get a 2GB RAM which is fast enough to execute your heavy tasks. The camera is of 8-megapixel with autofocus and dual flash.
Is this an alternative or a rival?
It is being said that the tablet is not designed to compete with Android or iOS. It doesn’t have the goal to compete and win over Android and iOS. It’s just an additional feature or advantage service. But according to the current tablet market, the popularity of this size of tablets is declining. Now this is an interesting fact.
2016 is an important year for Canonical because it will be the first time that Ubuntu phones will hit the carrier retail stores. This becomes the key factor in terms of the mind share battle between the devices.
Canonical CEO Jane Siber believes that the devices which are appealing to the end users are the ones which have more than one use. Now this fits perfectly with Ubuntu’s convergence approach. The Company also notes that there has been a pent-up demand in the US and they have not been able to stay in line with it. But with M10, it may be the first step to reducing technical limitations and open up a completely new demand.
Whichever way this may turn up, one thing is sure that Ubuntu is up for something big.