After Ubuntu failed to establish itself on smartphones and did not raise enough funds to produce it by Canonical, it is now trying its luck with tablets as it plans to showcase a device made by bq running the Ubuntu version at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.
Sources indicate that Canonical employees are already using the device, which is made by the Spanish company that it has a partnership with in making Ubuntu phones as well.
Practically, the device will be the same as the Aquaris M10 tablet that runs on Android, but the manufacturer will put Ubuntu on it. The tablet comes with a 10-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 * 800 pixels, and it works with a quad-core MTK 8163 processor from MediaTek that supports 64-bit architecture, with 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a port to expand it with outside cards, and a 7280 mAh battery.
Linux fans, especially the Ubuntu distribution, have long waited for the release of a version that works with both desktop and mobile environments, but Microsoft was the first to offer this with Windows 10.
Since the company will present it at the Mobile World Congress next month, sources say that it will be available for sale on April 21 next and will run on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS version. We will cover everything that comes out of the MWC convention, and we will see the capabilities of the first Ubuntu tablet if it is able to achieve the presence and competition of Windows tablets at least.