The Ubuntu countdown had nothing to do with HTC but at least sparked some good speculation. Canonical has announced that a tablet OS is also on the way. Most likely to hit in early 2014. Developers will have the chance to start playing with the tablet version of Ubuntu on either the Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 starting this Thursday, February 21st when they also open up the developer preview of their smartphone OS.
Below is a video of Mark Shuttleworth of Canonical who goes into great detail of what Ubuntu will have to offer.
Ubuntu is a company that is gearing up to release their very own smartphone OS come October. They’re even set for a developer preview of the OS in three days. The only piece of the puzzle that was missing was a tablet. According to Ubuntu’s homepage, they also have a tablet in store for us tomorrow.
If you head to Ubuntu’s web page you will see: Tick, tock, tablet time! with a timer counting down from hours until their announcement tomorrow.
Now, also tomorrow is HTC’s event with CEO, Peter Chou in New York City. I don’t know about you, but both companies with the same countdown heading into tomorrow raises a flag. We know Ubuntu is currently able to run on the Galaxy Nexus 4, but no device manufactures for the OS were given.
HTC has also posted on their Instagram account, a picture of what appears to be smartphones and tablets covered. Could one of those be an HTC tablet running Ubuntu? Does this mean HTC could be the first official company to run Ubuntu?
Check back tomorrow morning, starting at 10AM EST to find out.
The fast moving smartphone OS Ubuntu that we discussed last week, is once again n the news. They are ready to start developer previews of the OS. All you need is a Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 4 to give Ubuntu a try. If you happen to be attending Mobile World Congress you can stop by Ubuntu’s booth and they will flash the device for you.
We are very excited and plan on flashing a Galaxy Nexus on the 21st. You can find out more about the OS via this link or from the video below.