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In what is clearly a countdown to a product unveiling, Ubuntu looks to be coinciding a tablet product with HTC’s One launch event today.

This rumour came largely from HTC posting a mysterious picture to its Instagram account, with the image showing a number of covered smartphones as well as one larger model, which could well be an 8-inch or 10-inch tablet.

Intrigue on this grew when Ubuntu developer Canonical started a countdown to the event under the tagline of ‘tick, tock, tablet time’ and then sent out invites to a media conference for later today. The conference is to discuss Ubuntu “on new form factors including some of the most rapidly growing consumer electronics device categories”. Whether the announcement has anything to do with HTC’s new product line remains to be seen, but we can’t see the timing as anything other than a collaboration.

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Hardware running on Ubuntu’s mobile operating system isn’t going to be available until October or November, so the tease looks like more of a concept demo than an actual product launch. We also expect developer versions of Ubuntu touch to be available for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 on Thursday, February 21st, so this week is gearing up to be something of a marquee week for Canonical.

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Shivaank Rana
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nayneshdev
nayneshdev

to me ubuntu as linux is worst, canonical is busy towards making linux windowish and thereby robbing the soul of linux, making resource eating monster out of linux, go get slackware, gentoo, puppy for yourself

nayneshdev
nayneshdev

to me ubuntu as linux is worst, canonical is busy towards making linux windowish and thereby robbing the soul of linux, making resource eating monster out of linux, go get slackware, gentoo, puppy for yourself

FarhanMohd
FarhanMohd

 @nayneshdev  you ever worked on ubuntu?? and its in no wa windowish!!! :P ok? its sumthing wat u call good UI!!! everything with icons is not windish or macish :p

FarhanMohd
FarhanMohd

@nayneshdev  you ever worked on ubuntu?? and its in no wa windowish!!! :P ok? its sumthing wat u call good UI!!! everything with icons is not windish or macish :p

nayneshdev
nayneshdev

 @FarhanMohd that wasn't the way i put windowish, what i meant was most things can be done with gui tools, no root login(i know it can be enabled) is one of things that i dislike. But seriously look at canonical, back in time they somehow realized that installing and managing linux is painfully difficult for ordinary mortals like us and so they cashed in by simplifying the stuff, now again a similar thing is happening, they have realized that smartphones and tablets are blooming so what they do; try to port ubuntu to this smartphones and tabs to grab the market of handheld os,  i don't think they do anything ground breakingly original. just my two cents.

nayneshdev
nayneshdev

@FarhanMohd that wasn't the way i put windowish, what i meant was most things can be done with gui tools, no root login(i know it can be enabled) is one of things that i dislike. But seriously look at canonical, back in time they somehow realized that installing and managing linux is painfully difficult for ordinary mortals like us and so they cashed in by simplifying the stuff, now again a similar thing is happening, they have realized that smartphones and tablets are blooming so what they do; try to port ubuntu to this smartphones and tabs to grab the market of handheld os,  i don't think they do anything ground breakingly original. just my two cents.

nayneshdev
nayneshdev

 @FarhanMohd Yeh even i would be eager to try this, but i am not too sure about canonical's policies, just like google, may be they will start charging once we become addicted, who know. Anyways, all the best for porting.

FarhanMohd
FarhanMohd

 @nayneshdev Well they are doing it for free. For you it maybe just another stupid OS but for a geek like me its a heaven :). Though i seriously dont know how to do the porting stuff but hey i will surely learn one day :D. and besides even if they are not doing something ground breaking they are not even charging you even :P. and lastlly they are not porting linux the linux for handheld devices is way different than that we use on PC. the UI is awesome i really love the "use all sides of screen" thing even though i think it may cause some problem while playing games but still its an amazing OS for me. Seriously waiting for this, Tizen and Sailfish :D

nayneshdev
nayneshdev

@FarhanMohd Yeh even i would be eager to try this, but i am not too sure about canonical's policies, just like google, may be they will start charging once we become addicted, who know. Anyways, all the best for porting.

FarhanMohd
FarhanMohd

@nayneshdev Well they are doing it for free. For you it maybe just another stupid OS but for a geek like me its a heaven :). Though i seriously dont know how to do the porting stuff but hey i will surely learn one day :D. and besides even if they are not doing something ground breaking they are not even charging you even :P. and lastlly they are not porting linux the linux for handheld devices is way different than that we use on PC. the UI is awesome i really love the "use all sides of screen" thing even though i think it may cause some problem while playing games but still its an amazing OS for me. Seriously waiting for this, Tizen and Sailfish :D