The First Ubuntu Tablet: The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet
February 4th is a historical day in the history of Canonical, because it announced the launch of the first Ubuntu tablet. This tablet will be called the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet.
It comes 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. With the latest software release and the launch of the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, Ubuntu is now the only platform that runs both a mobile-based full touch interface and a true PC experience from a single smart device. This gives device manufacturers the opportunity to create true device convergence and bring the full power of personal computing to modern touch-based mobile devices.
In a statement, 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.
The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is the first device to offer an Ubuntu convergent experience. It is also the first tablet with the Ubuntu Operating System. Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition brings Ubuntu’s rich full touch experience to life. It’s simple to connect a bluetooth mouse and keyboard to convert the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition into a full Ubuntu PC, featuring everything you know and love about Ubuntu. Then, connect the tablet to an external display for a full-sized PC experience.
Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Table will have the following specs:
- 10.1 inch touchscreen with 1080p video
- MediaTek quad-core MT8163A 1.5GHz processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, approximately 11GBs is available for use
- MicroSD slot (up to 64GB)
- 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM Radio
- 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and dual flash
- Front mounted speakers
- Micro HDMI port
- 7,280mAh Li-Po battery