Ubuntu does seem to have shifted their attention to the tablet and mobile market, where you can check it out in the video above that shows off Ubuntu running on a Nexus 7 (yes, the Asus-manufactured tablet for Google). From Ubuntu 13.04 onwards, one will see Canonical devote more time as well as resources in order to measure the ‘core platform’ function against ‘mobile metrics’ including battery life, memory consumption, and the likes. It makes sense actually, considering how the PC is giving up its space to other devices which are touch sensitive and more importantly, portable.
Mark Shuttleworth, after announcing the name of Ubuntu 13.04, did send a plea to developers to attend the upcoming Ubuntu Developer Summit that is happening in Copenhagen Denmark, while urging them to pack their Nexus 7s along as it would be the ideal ‘reference’ point.
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