The wait is over! Canonical has announced the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet a few hours back delivering on its long-awaited promise of convergence! The device is powered by a MediaTek Quad Core processor. When you connect it to a larger screen (your TV, for example), you get to enjoy the Ubuntu desktop edition. Canonical also states this is just the first device in the convergent series, there’s more to come.
If you couldn’t keep up with the news on Ubuntu convergence, these are the same apps running on the same framework with a uniform appearance and functionality.
- Effortless multitasking and window management;
- Full range of desktop applications and thin client support for mobility and productivity
- Integrated services with desktop notifications
- Ability to manage applications and easily organize favoured ones for fast access
- Simple file browsing, file and folder creation and management
- Responsive applications developed for both touch and point/click input and which re-shape to whichever UI is being displayed
- Comprehensive system control and access to the underlying OS if required
- Single application store with a range of compatible third party services
- Communication from the desktop interface using the phone’s telephony and messaging applications
- All the security, updates, and reliability features appreciated by Ubuntu users worldwide
- MediaTek Quad Core 64-bit MT8163A to 1.5 GHz processor
- Ubuntu 16.04
- 10.1″ FHD IPS Touch display
- 7280 mAh LiPo battery
- 2GB RAM
- 16Gb eMMC storage
- Two front-facing Dolby Atmos speakers with rich surround sound experience
- MicroSD slot (supports up to 64GB)
- Micro HDMI output
- 8MB dual flash rear camera
- 8.2 mm thickness, 470 gm weight
You’ll have to wait till march 2016 to buy this tablet cum desktop. It will be available on BQ’s online store and ship across Europe.