Rumor: Ubuntu announces next month unit with ‘convergence’ to

Jan

16

2016

Various sources OMG Ubuntu Canonical has put it at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will show a convergence’ device. It would be a 10 “tablet with a 64bit ARM processor from the Spanish bq.

There is a device with bq codenamed “Frieza,” writes OMG Ubuntu. Bq This follows the chosen path to refer to Ubuntu devices with names of characters from the game Dragon Ball Z, as well as the previous two smartphones with the names Krillin, and Vegeta Arale. At present, technicians from Ubuntu’s use of bq M10 tablet for testing purposes, is able to report the site. The 10 “tablet is powered by a MediaTek MT8163 64bits processor at 1.3 GHz and a Mali-T720 GPU. The tablet has 2GB more RAM and 16GB of onboard flash memory EMMC. The tablet with Android will be sold for 239 euros Europe.

Whether this tablet will indeed be used to show with convergence at the fair, is still unclear. It is suspected that they are using is going to be a new version of Ubuntu Touch where convergenge, Ubuntu Pocket Desktop and snappy Ubuntu combined with ubuntu touch. This project is codenamed Avila and supports both .deb-based and Xorg-dependent applications such as software developed specifically for Ubuntu Touch.

The software installation from .deb files gesandboxed so that it runs in a so-called Personal Ubuntu environment. There are two packages are used, Libertine and Puritin. Libertine is the container and adds Puritin convergence capabilities to Libertine apps.

Convergence was released already presented in 2012 by Canonical and in 2013 became the first developer preview of Ubuntu on Tablet. With convergence, a phone or tablet into a full-fledged desktop environment transformed by a monitor, mouse and keyboard connect to the tablet. Currently the project is still in the testing phase and is waiting for Unity and eight Canonical own video server Mir.

Canoncal declined to comment on the rumors was told OMG Ubuntu, but indicated that they are at the MWC 2016.

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