As expected, Canonical has launched the Ubuntu operating system for tablets. This operating system comes with multitasking, support for apps and many more features.
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“Multi-tasking productivity meets elegance and rigorous security in our tablet experience. Our family of interfaces now scales across all screens, so your phone can provide tablet, PC and TV experiences when you dock it,” said Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical.
It looks very similar to Windows RT This new operating system offers real time multitasking and advance security features. It support full encryption for personal data for better security. This operating system features “side stage.” It allows users to use any top apps on screen simultaneously. It will be able to support various screen sizes including 6-inches to 20-inches with a wide range of screen resolution.
“Fashion industry friends say the Ubuntu phone and tablet are the most beautiful interfaces they’ve seen for touch” said Ivo Weevers, who leads the Canonical design team. “We’re inspired by the twin goals of style and usability, and working with developers who are motivated to create the best possible experience for friends, family and industry.”
Company will also showcase this operating system in forthcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
Few weeks back in January, company launched Ubuntu OS for smartphones with 2 smartphones running on this OS. It will be available for customers by October 2013.
Company has yet to disclose hardware partners for tablets and time when it will launch tablets officially.