Yesterday Canonical announced Ubuntu for tablets, and I must say that it looked very interesting. If Ubuntu is doing everything right with this I think they will be to count for in the mobile space.A very cool feature is that you can run both smartphone and tablet apps, at the same time. For example a tablet app in landscape mode to the left, and a smartphone app in portrait mode to the right! Total multitasking. That's very cool.
In the future it will be possible to run same apps on both desktop, smartphone and tablet. The developers only needs to recompile them for that. I think that is the future. It is how the future will be. Our mobile devices becomes our desktop computers when we need to. And vice versa.
Here is some of the features:
* Secure multi-user: Multiple accounts on one tablet with full encryption for personal data, combined with the trusted Ubuntu security model that is widely used in banks, governments and sensitive environments, making it ideal for work and family use.
* Voice controlled HUD productivity: The Heads-Up Display, unique to Ubuntu, makes it fast and easy to do complex things on touch devices, and transforms touch interfaces for rich applications, bringing all the power of the PC to your tablet.
* Edge magic for cleaner apps: Screen edges are used for navigation between apps, settings and controls. That makes for less clutter, more content, and sleeker hardware. No physical or soft buttons are required. It’s pure touch elegance.
* Content focus: Media is neatly presented on the customizable home screen, which can search hundreds of sources. Perfect for carriers and content owners that want to highlight their own content, while still providing access to a global catalogue.
* Full convergence: The tablet interface is presented by exactly the same OS and code that provides the phone, PC and TV interfaces, enabling true device convergence. Ubuntu is uniquely designed to scale smoothly across all form factors.