Latest Ubuntu OS update brings in Continuum-like functionality

The latest OTA-11 update for Ubuntu Phone and Tablet saw the light of the day today, bringing in a new convergence experience for Ubuntu device users.

OTA-11 for Ubuntu phones and tablets will let users run Ubuntu programmes on PCs through wireless dongles.

Ubuntu's latest OTA update is very similar to the Continuum feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system which lets users run the same files and exchange data on various platforms like PCs, smartphones and tablets.

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The new update will also bring in performance improvements to the M10 tablet like new Bluetooth connectivity, increased speed and easier scrolling. Users will also be able to experience better mouse responsiveness over Bluetooth and the graphics will also be faster and smoother than before. Thanks to the update, all future Ubuntu phones and tablets will connect with PCs through wireless dongles and will feature wireless displays. 

Launched in February of this year, the new Aquaris M10 tablet arrived 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.

Aquaris M10 was the first Ubuntu tablet to feature Ubuntu Convergence OS which let users 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.

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Back in April of last year, the 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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  1. Guest
    Guest8th Jun 2016

    ok :)

  2. Guest
    Guest2nd Jun 2016

    No it's not like Continium ! Ubuntu offers a real convergence, so all apps can be runned and it's not limited like Continium.

  3. Guest
    Guest2nd Jun 2016

    I would gladly switch to an Ubuntu phone if only it could run WhatsApp. Any idea if WhatsApp can yet be run on these Ubuntu phones or tablets?

  4. Guest
    Guest1st Jun 2016

    I don't want to sound like Debbie Downer, but... when will we finally have an on-screen keyboard to LibreOffice? And...when will we finally have the p...

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