Ubuntu – Phones, Tablets, TV – the nxt target

Ubuntu – Phones, Tablets, TV – the nxt target

            We are now in mobile world. Everyone is carrying a mobile or tablet which makes them easily to get connected with others all the time. There are a number of commercial applications, software,  operating systems available for it. At the same time open source community is contributing a lot for such kind of applications. One such great community is Ubuntu which initially started developing operating system which was suitable for both home and business use.

Recently the community started working on operating system which can support mobile phones, tablets and televisions.

Ubuntu for Phones  is an mobile Ubuntu operating system which is under development exclusively for smartphones. For an smartphone to run Ubuntu OS, it requires 1Ghz Cortex A9 processor, 512MB to 1GB RAM, 4-8GB eMMC + SD storage. But this hardware specification does not support desktop convergence i.e the user will not get full desktop experience. The higher end hardware specification which supports desktop convergence requires Quad-core A9 or Intel Atom processor,  1GB RAM, 32GB eMMC + SD storage. Both the configurations support multi-touch capability.

Ubuntu Phone

Ubuntu Phone

            Ubuntu for Tablets is exclusive Ubuntu OS for tablets. The tablet requires a Dual-core Cortex A15 processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB of minimum flash storage, 7-10 inch screen to run the OS which does not support for desktop convergence due to the low hardware specification. The higher end hardware specification which requires Quad-core A15 or Intel x86 processor, 4GB RAM, 8GB flash storage support for desktop convergence.

Ubuntu for Tablets

Ubuntu for Tablets

          The higher end smartphone(Superphone) and tablet can be used as a desktop by connecting a mouse and keyboard with a docking station and a video out cable which connects to a display.
Dual OS - Ubuntu & Windows

Dual OS – Ubuntu & Windows

           Ubuntu for Android is another great platform for those who are using a higher end android smartphone which has a dual core processor. they can run a full Ubuntu desktop OS using the smartphone by connecting it to a keyboard and mouse with a docking station and a video out cable which connects to a display. This is similar to using Ubuntu for Phones and Ubuntu for Tablets as a desktop.

Ubuntu Smartphone as Desktop

Ubuntu Smartphone as Desktop

               Ubuntu TV is another platform which enable television manufacturers to manufacture television with Ubuntu OS. All the above mentioned platform comes with complete cloud experiences with additional software applications for social networking, sharing etc.
Ubuntu with TV

Ubuntu with TV

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