Finally the next step in a fully integrated system setup.
Desktop, Phone, TV, Tablet … All running the same OS fully integrated. Welcome to the future.
The tablet OS will be made available to devs and enthusiasts at the exact same time as the smartphone preview on 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.
Ubuntu’s unique side stage places a phone and a tablet app on the same screen at the same time for amazing tablet productivity. True multitasking comes to the tablet. Take calls in Skype while you work in a document, make notes on the side while you surf the web, tweet while you watch a movie. Or use apps collaboratively – drag content from one app to another for a super-productive day. We’ve reinvented the tablet as a bridge between phone and PC.
Your Ubuntu tablet has multiple secure user accounts, and a guest account. Perfect for families and friends, and ideal for the office, with secure multi-user logins that make using and sharing devices safe.
Use all four edges of the screen to navigate between apps, settings and controls. There are no buttons on the Ubuntu tablet, you don’t have to keep returning to the home screen every time you want to switch apps – everything is available at a swipe. Leaner, cleaner, more elegant hardware designs are possible with Ubuntu – the result is a joy to use.
The left edge holds your favourite apps, so all the things you use most are only a touch away. Here you can see what’s running, switch between apps or launch your favourites quickly.
Voice Control HUD
The Ubuntu HUD makes complex application workflows simple on touch devices. This brings all the power of the PC to your touch device. And with voice control, it’s as if you had an extra set of hands – a truly personal assistant.
Instant share and Cloud
Sharing is now built-in, with support for all the major networks. So any app can let you share with friends, family and co-workers. One touch is all it takes.Facebook and Twitter aren’t the only ways to share. Ubuntu One already has millions of users on Ubuntu, Android, Windows and Mac. Deeply integrated on Ubuntu devices, it provides free storage, paid-for music streaming services and a foundation for cloud-based services from operators and device makers.
Web applications sit alongside native apps as equal citizens on Ubuntu – with their own icons and access to system services. Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Gmail and Spotify are all available from day one – thanks to Ubuntu’s brilliant web app system, developers can easily make their site install on the tablet as an app.We aren’t limited to HTML5. Native apps are blazingly fast, taking advantage of the full capabilities of the tablet’s processor and graphics hardware. A mobile SDK does most of the work for you, giving you that Ubuntu style. It’s easy for Android and Blackberry developers to publish for the Ubuntu audience too, and since you’re already running Ubuntu on your development workstations, everything you need is at your fingertips.
Ubuntu presents results from hundred of sources in one gorgeous page, saving you the trouble of comparison shopping or hunting down the right provider. You’ll see information from your email and phone contacts alongside Facebook friends and followers on Twitter.Looking for music? Ubuntu doesn’t just search the tunes on your tablet, it also searches online, giving you a choice of tracks you don’t yet own. It’s really one search to rule them all.
The stylish home screen organises all your most important information, selected from hundreds of sources – online or on board. You can customise the screen and search for any kind of content. Watch what you want with a single touch – no need to worry which app to find it in.
Just add a keyboard and mouse and your high-end tablet becomes a PC that’s ready for business. Ubuntu is popular in the enterprise for its robust security, great usability and standard management. The addition of a tablet experience provides complete mobility as well as productivity. Since it is all pure Ubuntu, the tablet can do everything a desktop computer can, including act as a thin client with access to remote Windows apps and desktops. The best of all worlds, in one device.
One app on Ubuntu for all form factors
Perhaps the most exciting thing about writing native apps for Ubuntu is the opportunity to write and build a single app with responsive interfaces that allow it to run on any Ubuntu device. In other words, you can use the Ubuntu SDK to build your app and, with some care and attention, make it available to users of Ubuntu PCs, phones and tablets – all in a single upload to the Ubuntu Software Centre.