BQ M10 – The World’s First Ubuntu Tablet
Over the past few years, the smartphone and tablet market has been flourishing. Hundreds of products are being launched that incorporate the latest features and capabilities, in order to provide an exhilarating user experience. And joining the bandwagon is Spanish technology company BQ.
Ubuntu the Linux based Software
Ubuntu, an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others, is an open source software platform that runs anywhere from smartphones and tablets to PCs and the cloud. Based on the Linux operating system, Ubuntu is a free software that is available to anyone and everyone for download. Unlike most Linux operating systems, Ubuntu makes no differentiation between a commercial and community version offering a single, high-quality software. Currently available in about 9 flavours, and a handful of localized and specialized derivatives, Ubuntu is an integral part of several hundred applications around the world. Ubuntu enables hardware partners to build tablets of all kinds, including enterprise devices that eliminate the need for conventional PCs in the workplace.
A Tablet with Ubuntu OS
While most smartphone and tablet companies choose to launch their latest product with the popular Android, iOS or Windows operating system, BQ, which has over 50 offices across Europe is launching a tablet with Ubuntu OS, the Aquaris M10. The Ubuntu tablet will be the first commercial tablet with Ubuntu OS to be launched in the world.
Enjoy 7 Full PC Features
- The Ubuntu Tablet offers everything you need from a PC, in a Tablet.
- When connected with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, the Ubuntu Tablet provides power to switch to an Ubuntu PC.
- Whether its serious work or game-time with friends, once the Ubuntu Tablet shifts to the PC mode, users can use all the PC apps from their Tablet, from email and web to gaming and office apps.
- The Side Stage feature allows users to use 2 apps simultaneously.
- Users can enjoy watching their favourite TV show or their most loved music video by connecting their Ubuntu Tablet to their TV monitor.
- Ubuntu Tablet lets users create and access documents, spreadsheets and presentations with a built-in office suite.
- And when users wish to view their spreadsheets on the big screen, they can simply connect the Tablet to an external monitor and work on them together with their colleagues.
Useful Built-in Apps
The Ubuntu Tablet comes with a handful of productivity and office apps that make the entire Tablet experience all the more useful and exciting:
- Firefox for speedy Internet access.
- Dropbox for unlimited cloud backup and sharing.
- LibreOffice, a free office productivity suite that’s compatible with Microsoft Office.
- Telegram, an open source messaging service.
- Twitter for social networking.
- Gimp for image creation and editing.
- Gmail for email.
- YouTube for watching videos.
- Soundcloud for listening to music, collecting tracks and following friends for free.
Tech Specs of Ubuntu Tablet
- Screen: 10.1 inch multi-touch
- Processor: MediaTek Quad Core MT8163A, up to 1.5GHz
- Battery: High capacity Li-Po (7280mAh)
- Rear camera: 8 megapixel with autofocus
- Front camera: 5 megapixel
- Video recording: Full HD (1080p) for super-sharp video recording
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB , extendable up to 64GB through micro SD
- Speakers: Frontal
- Ports: Micro HDMI slot
- Dimensions: 246 x 171 x 8.2mm
- Weight: 470g
Get Quick Access to Content
With Scopes, users can get quick access to content and services without having to download individual apps. From things to do in a new city, to dining options, music collections, to news updates – the Ubuntu Tablet lets users do all this and more. The Ubuntu Tablet is expected to be launched in March 2016, through BQ’s online store.