Ubuntu 14.04 released, will power commercial tablets soon
posted by Michael H. / Apr 17, 2014, 10:18 PM
Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth said in March that the first Ubuntu phones will likely come out this fall, but since manufacturers won't need to worry about carriers, there is a fair chance that we'll see commercially available Ubuntu tablets before then. Canonical put out a press release today saying that 14.04 (codenamed Trusty Tahr) will "form the basis of the first commercially available Ubuntu tablets from Canonical's OEM partners", but there was no word on exactly who those partners might be.
Developers can build apps that will run on any form factor, but in Canonical's vision, "convergence" means the same OS code running on all devices as well. But, Canonical has not yet been able to finish the full convergence of the Ubuntu code, so there will still be separate downloads for desktops and mobile devices.
source: Ubuntu Insights
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I don't see the difference between Ubuntu 13.10 & 14.04
posted on Apr 17, 2014, 10:28 PM 0
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Because you haven't used it..... I'll wait for all the bugs to be solved out..then I'll update ..
posted on Apr 17, 2014, 10:42 PM 1
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I don't like this android ripoff
posted on Apr 17, 2014, 10:41 PM 0
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This is really really good news. The market needs a Linux alternative that is likely to remain more open than Android. While I think Android is great, Google is doing some terrible things to make it a closed OS. Like fireblade said, if devs can recompile their apps for ARM (or if end users can get an Ubuntu tablet that runs on an Intel chip) and use desktop apps, that will be amazingly great. There's a lot of great apps for Ubuntu that would work well on tablets.
posted on Apr 18, 2014, 2:09 AM 2
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