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First Ubuntu tablet to support convergence (desktop or tablet UI) now available

The BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is a tablet with a 10.1 inch display, a 64-bit MediaTek quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and Ubuntu software. It’s also the first device to ship with support for Ubuntu’s “convergence” feature, allowing you to interact with a phone/tablet-style user interface when using the device as a tablet, and […]

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Intel’s Android smartphone prototype is also a Linux desktop PC

Intel is showing off a smartphone prototype that can also power a desktop PC experience. No, it’s not running Windows 10 Mobile and using Continuum for phone software. Instead, this is a low-power phone with an Intel Atom x3 processor and two operating systems: Android and a custom version of Debian Linux. Hold it like a […]

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BQ Aquaris M10: An Ubuntu tablet that also works as a desktop

The developers of the Ubuntu Linux operating system offer software that runs on a range of devices, including desktops, servers, and smartphones. For the past few years Canonical has also been working on something called Convergence: software that lets you run the same apps on your phone as you do on your notebook or desktop. […]

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Ubuntu celebrates 11th birthday, looks ahead to smartphone/desktop convergence

11 years ago the first version of Ubuntu was released: Ubuntu 4.10 Warty Warthog.  Later this week Canonical will release Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf. The operating system’s come a long way in the past 11 years, but so have the devices that can run Ubuntu. For the past few years Canonical has been working to […]

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Ubuntu Phone gains landscape support, paves way for mouse and keyboard support

Canonical is rolling out an over-the-air update for smartphones running its Ubuntu software. Ubuntu OTA-5 adds one key new feature, a few smaller features and bug fixes, and lays the groundwork for a very important new feature that probably won’t work on most phones currently running Ubuntu software. Screen rotation First up is support for […]

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Ubuntu phone that works as a desktop PC coming in 2015

Microsoft recently announced that upcoming Windows Phone devices would be able to operate like desktop computers when you connect an external display, mouse and keyboard. That doesn’t just mean that you can run smartphone apps blown up for a big screen: you’ll be able to use Universal Windows apps which will change their look and […]

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ZTE Projector Hotspot is just as crazy (and cool) as it sounds

Chocolate and peanut butter. Rice and beans. Some things just go together. ZTE seems to think that a mobile hotspot and projector fall into that category. And surprisingly enough, the company might actually be right. ZTE is showing off its Projector Hotspot at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show and while I was first drawn to […]