Ubuntu is a very poular Linux
distribution for Desktop PCs. Canonical Ltd., the developer of Ubuntu, has been
busy preparing Ubuntu for tablets and
It has been nearly a year since the news
Ubuntu OS smartphones be in stores in October. The smartphone devices are
not yet available but the Ubuntu Touch software is now available for
manufacturers to install into smartphone devices. Commercially available
smartphone devices will likely be available soon. See
Ubuntu Touch explained: What it is and how to get it for a description of Ubuntu Touch. A Ubuntu Touch smartphone is expected to work the same as a Ubuntu Desktop
computer simply by connecting a keyboard and HDMI monitor but that feature is
not yet working.
Announcing Ubuntu and Android dual boot developer preview announced software
enabling existing Android smartphones to dual-boot Android and Ubuntu. That
software is not yet stable and is for developers only, not for regular users. It
is however in very active development.
Ubuntu will be in tablets too.
Five reasons why the Ubuntu tablet could shock naysayers in 2014 explains
that Ubuntu tablets are inevitable, will be more user-friendly than the
competition, will provide substantial competition for Android, will be able to
run Android apps and will be nearly the same as Ubuntu in a Desktop PC.