Canonical's new Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet will serve both as your tablet and desktop

Canonical has launched its new Aquaris M10, a tablet running on the latest Ubuntu operating system and offering a blended experience of both tablets and desktops.

Just like Windows 10 Continuum, the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet can be connected to any larger screen to get a full-sized PC experience.


The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet comes with a 10.1" Full HD display, an impressive 7,280 mAh battery, a MediaTek Quad Core MT8163A processor with 1.5 GHz of power, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

The tablet also comes with a MicroSD slot supporting up to 64GB of extra storage, a Dragontrail Asahi protection for the display, frontal speakers as well as a Micro HDMI slot. With dimensions of 246 x 171 x 8.2mm, it weighs just 470g for a 10-inch tablet.

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Ubuntu Convergence OS

The new Ubuntu Convergence operating system inside the Aquaris M10 lets you run two different apps at the same time. It also brings in features like desktop notifications, client support for mobility and productivity, organising favourite apps, the Ubuntu App Store with hundreds of apps and third party services and simple file browsing, file and folder creation and management.

“We’re bringing you everything you’ve come to expect from your Ubuntu PC, now on the tablet with BQ, soon on smartphones. This isn’t a phone interface stretched to desktop size - it’s the right user experience and interaction model for the given situation. Also, in terms of applications, we have something no other OS can provide: a single, visual framework and set of tools for applications to run on any type of Ubuntu smart device,” said Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical.

Earlier, the Ubuntu OS powered the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and Aquaris E5 HD smartphones last year which, as per Canonical, quickly sold out following their release.

Back in April, the latest Ubuntu 15.04 operating system was launched for desktops, Kylin systems, Internet of Things and Ubuntu phones. It came with tonnes of features like offering access to Android NKD and Android Studio to developers, LibreOffice 4.4 with support for digitally signed PDFs, Sharepoint and OneDrive and a better IoT support for robots, network switches, mobile base stations, industrial gateways and IoT home hubs.

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