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Canonical unveils tablet-ready Ubuntu OS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Feb 2013 12:03 User comments (1)

Canonical unveils tablet-ready Ubuntu OS Just weeks after showing off their new smartphone ready Ubuntu OS, Canonical has unveiled their new tablet interface today.
The OS will be optimized for touch (obviously) and feature edge gesture navigation, removing the need for buttons. The interface is similar to that of Canonical's smartphone OS, including the universal hub and gesture access to "favorites."

Additionally, the company has added a new multitasking mode for its tablet interface called "Side Stage." Windows 8 users should be familiar with Side Stage as it acts just like W8's Snap View, allowing for apps to be used in phone mode in a side window.

The tablets will be share-able, since the OS supports multiple user logins and a full guest mode.

Minimum specs for the tablet OS are a 6-inch screen, an A15 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB internal storage.

Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview will be made available for Google's Nexus 7 and 10 in two days.

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