Skip to main content

Ubuntu teases tablet event with countdown on home page

Canonical, which just announced the release of the release preview of its Ubuntu OS for smartphones, has now put a countdown timer on its home page, along with the caption, 'Tick, tock, tablet time!'.

At the time of writing this post, the countdown was at 10 hours, which means that the announcement is expected at around 9:30pm (Indian Standard Time). There are no other details on Ubuntu's website. This announcement could most likely be about the release of a tablet optimised version of Ubuntu, which is in line with the company's plans of offering consumers a unified experience on TVs, phones, PCs, and other devices.

Offering a tablet OS would make sense, as these devices are increasingly gaining prominence, and Ubuntu will be able to strengthen its ecosystem across phones and tablets. Till we hear from Canonical, everything else is just speculation. We'd expect a release preview of the tablet version of the OS and announcements related to devices. Canonical had announced the launch of the Ubuntu smartphone OS in January.

As an aside, it's interesting to note that the time of the announcement coincides with HTC's planned event, where it's expected to announce the HTC One aka HTC M7.

Just a few days back, Canonical had announced that images and open source code for the Developer Preview of the Ubuntu Smartphone OS for touchscreen devices will be made available on 21 February, offering support for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 smartphones. It has also published a Preview SDK and App Design Guides for developers to create applications for the full range of Ubuntu platforms.

Ubuntu OS is an open source operating system, which is based on the Debian Linux distribution and seeks to offer consumers a unified experience on TVs, phones, PCs and other devices.


Popular posts from this blog

LG’s first flexible OLED phone due before the year is out

LG plans to launch a flexible OLED smartphone before the end of the year, the company’s VP of mobile has confirmed, though it’s unclear to what extent the work-in-progress handset will actually flex. The OLED panel in question is the handiwork of LG Display according to VP of LG mobile Yoon Bu-hyun, the WSJ  reports, with the proposed device set to launch sometime in Q4. LG Display’s work on flexible OLEDs has been underway for some time, though the company’s efforts have perhaps been overshadowed somewhat by rival Samsung’s YOUM development. Last year, according to a Korea Times report, LG Display was preparing for

Bing Apps for Windows 8 get major updates

Late least year, Microsoft rolled out a half dozen Bing Apps for Windows 8 users, each one focused on a specific category, such as travel and sports. The apps were designed to offer “immersive vertical experiences,” and now, about six months later, a big line of updates for them is being pushed out. Users can grab the updates now by heading into the Windows Store and selecting the updates notification.

How to fix black spot on Phone Screen!

An honest talk about how to fix the damaged Phone screens in a very short time.