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2023 Author: Donald Evans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 05:03
bq seems to be the company that trusts Ubuntu the most as a mobile operating system. This Spanish brand has led the segment thanks to its Ubuntu Edition smartphones, and now the bq Aquaris M10 with Ubuntu is already official It is a version of the bq Aquaris M10 FHD that is sold with Android, but with the Canonical software in command.
The truth is that the hardware is convincing, and the bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition seems to have two aspects: on the one hand, it will be possible to use the available touch applications, but also the desktop version of Ubuntu. Therefore, it is at the same time a tablet and a computerOf course, I consider it a pity that a keyboard is not offered as an accessory.
Actually, bq already offers the Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition and also the bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, so it is the largest free software support on mobile devices. And it looks like Canonical plans to release more tablets with bq that use Ubuntu.
The Ubuntu mobile experience is based on a system of gestures on the edges of the screens, a very complete notification bar and powerful widgets. Now, in the bq Aquaris M10 we will have all the versatility of the classic Linux desktop
bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, specifications
From what it seems, the bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition will be identical in hardware to the bq Aquaris M10 FHD that we already presented to you. And it is that Canonical has indicated the following details, which completely coincide with the current model. Check them out:
- Display: 10.1-inch Full HD with Dragontrail protection.
- Processor: MediaTek MT8163A quad-core 1.5 Ghz.
- Battery: 7280 mAh.
- Dimensions: 8, 2 millimeters thick and 470 grams in weight.
If we assume that the edition with Android and the one that comes with Ubuntu are the same on a physical level, we must also expect 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storagewith microSD slot, plus 8-megapixel and 5-megapixel camera.
bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, availability and price
The first tablet with Ubuntu has already been announced, and we will be able to buy it from the second quarter of 2016It can only be purchased at the bq online store and, if we take Ubuntu devices as previous references, there may be stock problems. The price of the bq Aquaris M10 FHD with Android amounts to 259.90 euros, so we imagine that the Ubuntu Edition will move in that range, but not yet has been confirmed.
So the bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is official, and we will surely know more details about its operating system in the coming weeks. Undoubtedly an attractive device, with a different operating system, which can become very powerful.
What do you think of the bq Aquaris M10 with Ubuntu? Are you interested in a Linux tablet, or would you prefer an iPad or Android model?