Ubuntu and BQ have this week announced the imminent launch of a new Ubuntu tablet which will take the form of the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, and will be the very first hardware to offer an Ubuntu convergent experience.
The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu tablet fitted with a 10.1 inch multitactile FHD screen with Dragontrail Asahi protection, and is powered by a MediaTek Quad Core MT8163A 1.5 GHz processor and includes a powerful 7280 mAh LiPo battery.
Rodrigo del Prado, Deputy CEO of BQ explains :
The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is our third mobile device to ship with Ubuntu. Our customers were delighted with the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition phones, and we’re excited to be the first OEM to ship the converged Ubuntu experience. It’s this kind of innovation that makes BQ and Ubuntu such a great fit.
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.
Key Ubuntu convergence features include :
– Effortless multitasking and window management;
– Full range of desktop applications and thin client support for mobility and productivity;
– Integrated services with desktop notifications;
– Ability to manage applications and easily organise favoured ones for fast access;
– Simple file browsing, file and folder creation and management;
– Responsive applications developed for both touch and point/click input and which re-shape to whichever UI is being displayed;
– Comprehensive system control and access to the underlying OS if required;
– Single application store with a range of compatible third party services;
– Communication from the desktop interface using the phone’s telephony and messaging applications;
– All the security, updates, and reliability features appreciated by Ubuntu users worldwide.
No pricing has been announced as yet for the new Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet but you can expect the tablet to be made available to purchase during Q2 2016 from the official BQ online store.
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