Ubuntu on tablets
With unique multi-tasking productivity, secure sharing, and a beautiful interface which scales perfectly from 6.5” to 20” screens and beyond, Ubuntu releases new possibilities from the tablet, at work and at play.
Ubuntu’s unique side stage places a phone and a tablet app on the same screen at the same time for amazing tablet productivity. True multitasking comes to the tablet.
Take calls in Skype while you work in a document, make notes on the side while you surf the web, tweet while you watch a movie.
Or use apps collaboratively – drag content from one app to another for a super-productive day. We’ve reinvented
the tablet as a bridge between phone and PC.
Your Ubuntu tablet has multiple secure user accounts, and
a guest account. Perfect for families and friends, and ideal for the office, with secure multi-user logins that make using and sharing devices safe.
Data protection is world class with full disk encryption, and additional encryption for personal data, making Ubuntu perfect for sensitive environments and regulatory compliance in the medical, military, industrial and finance sectors.
Effortless navigation with magic edges
Use all four edges of the screen to navigate between apps, settings and controls. There are no buttons on the Ubuntu tablet, you don’t have to keep returning to
the home screen every time you want to switch apps – everything is available at
a swipe. Leaner, cleaner, more elegant hardware designs are possible with Ubuntu – the result is a joy to use.
The left edge holds your favourite apps, so all the things you use most are only
a touch away. Here you can see what’s running, switch between apps or launch your favourites quickly.
The system at your service
Swipe through the top for any system service, search or setting. Switch networks, turn mobile data on, mute the volume, respond to incoming messages or block notifications without leaving your application. In fact, any system setting can be changed directly, without losing your place in the app. That makes Ubuntu the best tablet for staying focused in a connected world.
Swiping up from the bottom edge reveals app controls. If you don’t swipe, you don’t see any buttons or toolbars — leaving you free to focus on the stuff that matters — your photos, web pages, music, messages and apps. Ubuntu feels cleaner, more spacious and less cluttered because we don’t need buttons on every screen — your content is king.
A gorgeous gallery
for your digital life
The Gallery app is a stylish native Ubuntu application that
lets you organise and share photos. It’s a great example of convergent app design and engineering: one app works on phone, tablet and desktop and it’s equally beautiful and usable in every environment.
Ubuntu will organise your pictures into events by date or you can create custom collections.
Your photos are all instantly uploaded to your personal
cloud and available on all your devices – including those
running iOS, Android and Windows.
Share them with one touch.
Instant share and
Sharing is now built-in, with support for all the major networks. So any app can let you share with friends, family and co-workers. One touch is all it takes.
Facebook and Twitter aren’t the only ways to share. Content services like music and photo streaming can be connected via an OEM or third-party cloud service. To complement these offerings, the Ubuntu One private cloud already has millions of users and provides free storage and paid-for music streaming services.
A whole world of apps
Web applications sit alongside native apps as equal citizens
on Ubuntu – with their own icons and access to system services. Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Gmail and Spotify are all available from day one – thanks to Ubuntu’s brilliant web app system, developers can easily make their site install on the tablet as an app.
We aren’t limited to HTML5. Native apps are blazingly fast, taking advantage of the full capabilities of the tablet’s processor and graphics hardware. A mobile SDK does most of the work for you, giving you that Ubuntu style.
Best of all, Ubuntu’s common platform enables development of one application which can then be published across phone, tablet, desktop and TV. Developer upload to user download can take five minutes flat.
Just ask and Ubuntu presents results from hundreds of sources in one, gorgeous page, saving you the trouble of comparison shopping or hunting down the right provider. Interested in Superman? Ubuntu searches the tablet and the web through its scopes, including retailers like Amazon or the Ubuntu One Music Store.
The video scope will return the film, the music scope will return the soundtrack, finding exactly what you want has never been so easy.
Naturally neat with scopes
Ubuntu’s stylish home brings together information from hundreds of sources. Any kind of content can be surfaced directly in a scopes page: apps, music, videos and scopes are
showcased front and centre. Open what you want with a single touch — no need to worry which app to find it in.
Convergence that just clicks
Today’s tablets are as powerful as ultra-light laptops. Designed for convergence, the option to dock with a keyboard and mouse will provide a full Ubuntu PC desktop experience in future.
And since it is pure Ubuntu, tablets can be managed via Canonical’s proven systems management tool Landscape. That lets enterprise IT deploy a single, secure, portable corporate device for all kinds of applications.
Build a tablet with us
Everything developers need
Create gorgeous apps easily with our SDK: HTML5, apache cordova, OpenGL and a native toolkit giving you a full range of options for modern app development. With one OS for all form factors, you can build a single app with interfaces for the tablet, PC and phone – all published in a single upload. That’s why leading game engines support Ubuntu, and why we’re the favourite developer desktop for both cloud and mobile engineering.
Perfect for partners
Canonical and Ubuntu enable industry partners to build devices that span the range, from low-BOM consumer electronics to enterprise-grade convergence devices for
the office, ruggedized, industrial and military. Fully customisable with branding, content and apps, Ubuntu
is the best choice for whatever tablet you want to make.
Backed by Canonical
We provide hardware enablement services to the world’s biggest PC OEMs and,
as a result, Ubuntu is predicted to ship on almost 10% of the world’s new branded PCs by 2014. With a global team of specialists covering enablement and optimisation, we have the resources you need to deliver amazing Ubuntu tablets.