Ubuntu for Tablets Detailed, Promoted on Nexus 10 (Video)

February 19, 2013

We were rather impressed with Canonical’s presentation of Ubuntu for phones at CES 2013 last month, especially since it was demoed on a Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone. Now, the UK-based company is focused on expanding the Ubuntu ecosystem to tablets. As you can see in the video above, the Google Nexus 10 Android tablet by Samsung is being used to promote the concept. Ubuntu for tablets offers a similar experience to what we saw on phones, but with optimizations for the extra real estate afforded by larger screens. The Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be available on February 21 with installation instructions for Nexus devices, including the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4. View the key features and image gallery after the jump.


Highlighted features include:

  • Side Stage multitasking: run apps side-by-side and drag content from one app to another.
  • Safer Sharing: multiple secure user and guest accounts.
  • Magic Edges: Use all four edges of the screen to navigate between apps, settings and controls.
  • Instant Launch: switch between and launch your favorite apps from the ledge edge.
  • Quick Access to System: swipe from the top for any system service, search or setting.
  • Content Controls: swipe up from the bottom to reveal app controls.
  • Gallery: native Ubuntu app lets users organize, share and instantly upload photos to cloud.
  • Voice control in the HUD: personal assistant activated by voice.
  • Sharing: now built-in with support for major social media networks, like Twitter, Facebook and Ubuntu One.
  • App Ecosystem: HTML5 Web applications sit alongside native apps as equal citizens. Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Gmail and available at launch.
  • Savvy search: search results from hundreds of sources consolidated onto one page.

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