It goes without saying that many of the devices we own these days are convergent in nature – and our smartphones would be the best example to cite, taking into consideration the sheer number of tasks in which it is capable of achieving. Well, Canonical has just shown off its multi-talented BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet that actually brings about its Linux convergence vision to reality. In other words, one will be able to function productively even in tablet mode, as well as turn it into a full desktop experience by docking it with the right peripherals. Certainly looks to be far better than its spiritual predecessor.
Canonical claims that the “Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is the first device to offer an Ubuntu convergent experience. It is also the first tablet with the Ubuntu Operating System. Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition brings Ubuntu’s rich full touch experience to life. It’s simple to connect a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to convert the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition into a full Ubuntu PC, featuring everything you know and love about Ubuntu. Then, connect the tablet to an external display for a full-sized PC experience.”
If you are a third party developer, creating new Ubuntu applications will be a snap since they only need to be created once before being used across all Ubuntu interfaces. As for the hardware specifications of the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet, it will feature a 10.1” multi-touch screen, a MediaTek Quad Core MT8163A 64-bit ARM processor up to 1.5GHz, a 7,280mAh battery, Full HD video recording capability, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory that can be further expanded via a microSD memory card slot, and a Micro HDMI port. Pricing has yet to be determined, but Canonical has slated it for a Q2 2016 release.