As you guys already know that Canonical has been working on mobile convergence from quite sometime now. Recently I was invited to the Ubuntu tablet press release and saw true convergence being done with new tablet (BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu edition) and phone (I think it was Nexus 4), and it was quite satisfactory that how things are going in the right direction.
London, 4th February 2016: Canonical's long held vision of a single, converged personal computing experience took an important step forward today with the launch of the first fully converged Ubuntu device the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet made by Spanish company BQ. Shipping with the latest Ubuntu software, the device features a dynamically adaptive user experience, capable of providing both a true tablet experience and the full Ubuntu desktop experience
Jane Silber, Canonical CEO said: "We're bringing you everything you've come to expect from your Ubuntu PC, now on the tablet with BQ, soon on smartphones. This isn’t a phone interface stretched to desktop size - it's the right user experience and interaction model for the given situation. Also, in terms of applications, we have something no other OS can provide: a single, visual framework and set of tools for applications to run on any type of Ubuntu smart device."
Convergence features include:
- Effortless multitasking and window management;
- Full range of desktop applications and thin client support for mobility and productivity;
- Integrated services with desktop notifications;
- Ability to manage applications and easily organise favoured ones for fast access;
- Simple file browsing, file and folder creation and management;
- Responsive applications developed for both touch and point/click input and which re-shape to whichever UI is being displayed;
- Comprehensive system control and access to the underlying OS if required;
- Single application store with a range of compatible third party services;
- Communication from the desktop interface using the phone’s telephony and messaging applications;
- All the security, updates, and reliability features appreciated by Ubuntu users worldwide.
BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Specs
BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Pictures Gallery
Would you buy this tablet?