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Canonical has announced its Ubuntu tablet interface, after announcing Ubuntu for mobile handsets in January.

Built off the same core as the mobile handset experience, Ubuntu for tablets has a focus on multi-tasking,  sleekness  and productivity.

Canonical built the Ubuntu tablet interface for 6-inch to 20-inch tablets boasting a 100 to 450 PPI screen quality. What Canonical seems to be getting at here is a complete experience, having an operating system that works across the PC, phone, and tablet.

The tablet OS will is available to devs and enthusiasts at the exact same time as the smartphone preview since February 21st.  So in addition to the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4, you’ll also be able to get a taste of touch-based Ubuntu on a Nexus 7 or Nexus 10.

Commercial tablets containing Ubuntu aren’t likely to be available until well into 2014.

Will Ubuntu OS Overtake iOS and Android for Mobile Users?

Will Ubuntu OS Overtake iOS and Android for Mobile Users?

Yesterday Canonical unveals Ubuntu Phone OS aiming for complete convergence of computing.

In bringing Ubuntu to the phone, Canonical is uniquely placed with a single operating system for client, server and cloud, and a unified family of interfaces for the phone, the PC and the TV.

Why consider Ubuntu Phone OS?

Ubuntu OS is a complete package that provides a full desktop experience when the  phone is connected to a mouse, keyboard and monitor. The goal on the OS is that  you only need to carry your smartphone. No longer will there be this distinguishing factor that separates the experience, it will all just be one.

Ubuntu Phone looks innovative, fresh, beautiful, and simple.

Customization

Delivering a personalised full screen-to-screen experience  - with a ‘welcome screen, not a lock screen’ – the Ubuntu Phone proffers ‘more screen space for your apps than any other mobile OS’. The user interface will incorporate edge gestures, a global search function, support for voice and text commands and support for both native and HTML5 web apps.

By seducing hardcore mobile users who love to customize, it could box out Microsoft and pull lucrative customers away from Android and iOS.

Will Ubuntu OS Overtake iOS and Android for Mobile Users?

Some critics thinks Ubuntu Phone will have a hard time staking a claim on the smartphone market. But Ubuntu doesn’t need to displace iOS or Android, or even try to. If Ubuntu resonates with hardcore users, it could gain just enough traction to battle for third-place with the upcoming BlackBery 10 and Windows Phone 8.

But the road to success in the mobile OS industry is as steep as any. By the time Ubuntu Phone comes to the market (early 2014), the giants (iOS and Android) will be even larger with their ecosystems, BlackBerry will have find its way back and Windows Phone 8 will have find its ground.

The race for #3 got more interesting!

(Source: quen-quen.com)

It’s now official. Canonical reveals Ubuntu Phone OS!

The beauty of the announcement comes from the fact that it doesn’t really look like any other mobile UI out there right now (BlackBerry 10 not out yet). Thumb gestures from the edge of the screen will play a big role in navigation.

From an overall perspective, it works by loading a whole Ubuntu Linux distribution onto a phone. That means you can dock the phone to a monitor and keyboard, and you’ve got a desktop computer operating system at work.

Entry-level Ubuntu phones will require a 1Ghz Cortex A9 processor and between 512MB and 1GB of memory, while the high-end superphones that double as PCs will require a quad-core A9 or Intel Atom processor and at least 1GB RAM.

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has pointed out that first Ubuntu-powered phones could see the light of day towards the end of this year or in early 2014.

Ubuntu Phone OS is currently under development by Canonical, the major developer behind the Ubuntu OS. Rumours suggested launch on 2013, but Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth informed that the Ubuntu 13.04 for desktop will be called Raring Ringtail and will emphasize mobile and battery life!

When Can We Expect It?

While there is no set release date, Canonical hopes to have a functional device-ready operating system by 2014. With desktop version 13.04 CEO Mark Shuttleworth plans to start laying the groundwork for phone, tablet and TV interfaces, which might be in place for the next LTS release in April of 2014 (14.04).

Ubuntu Phone OS is currently under development by Canonical, the major developer behind the Ubuntu OS.

This isn’t the first time that Canonical has attempted to adapt Ubuntu to smartphones. It had previously tried to push Ubuntu Mobile, which ended in 2009, as well as Kubuntu Mobile and an ARM version of Ubuntu. Fans of the platform have designed several concepts for a mobile Ubuntu OS, one of which designed by Musl1m is shown above.

Canonical has also backed the Ubuntu for Android project, which brought the desktop experience of Ubuntu to Android handsets. It runs both Android and Ubuntu simultaneously.

Some other concept is shown above, that presents a pretty mouthwatering idea of what could be sitting in our hands a year or two from now.

It would be very cool to combine ubuntu & meego! That would be a great mobile OS!