Canonical has officially unveiled the world’s FIRST Ubuntu tablet, the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition. Made by Spanish OEM Bq, the 10-inch tablet runs the same core Ubuntu operating system as the Ubuntu Phone but the user experience dynamically adapts based on input and screen size.
This means it’s able to work both as a tablet and provide a full Ubuntu desktop experience — the first such device to do so.
Canonical say the M10 is ‘the first in a series of converged devices’, suggesting that more hardware will be announced in the coming months. The company is to demo the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona later this month.
The tablet has a 10.1-inch IPS touch display powered a full HD 1920×1200 pixel resolution at 240 ppi. Inside is a 64-bit MediaTek MT8163A 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. A micro SD memory card is included, adding storage expansion of up to 64GB.
Furthermore, the converged slate includes an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and dual LED flash (and capable of recording in full 1080p), plus a front facing 3-megapixel camera for video chats, vlogs and selfies. Front facing Dolby Atmos speakers will provide a superior sound experience during movie playback.
The M10 measure 246mm x 171mm x 8.2mm, weighs just 470 grams — lighter than the Apple iPad Air — and has a 7280 mAh battery to give up to 10 hours of use.
The full list of specs:
|Screen||10.1 inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1200)|
|CPU||MediaTek MT8163A @ 1.5GHz, 64-bit Quad core ARM Cortex A53 processor.|
|Storage||16 GB eMMC + MicroSD card (up to 64GB)|
|Camera||8 MP / 5 MP|
|Speakers||Front facing speakers, Dolby Atmos technology|
|Ports & Connectivity||Micro HDMI, MicroUSB, Audio Jack, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Buetooth 4.0, GPS.|
|Battery||7280 mAh Li-Po battery|