It was confirmed by Microsoft at its annual Build developer conference earlier this year that Ubuntu will soon be available for download directly from the Windows Store. This would certainly make the process of getting Ubuntu on the system a lot easier for people who want to use the popular Linux distro. If you count yourself among those users, rejoice, because you can now download Ubuntu from Windows Store.
It has been six years since Canonical made Unity the default user interface on Ubuntu desktops. It was part of the company’s vision to expand Ubuntu to devices like smartphones and tablets as well. Even though it did try, things didn’t work out as the company might have hoped. Canonical today announced that it’s giving up on Unity which means there’s not going to be an official Ubuntu shell for […]
Want to try out Ubuntu without saying goodbye to your lovely Windows OS, or without having to setup a new PC?There are several ways with which you would be able to install Ubuntu on Windows. We have something for everyone, you might consider following the toughest solution or the easiest one. Nevertheless, in the end, you’ll be able to try out Ubuntu on Window (that’s what matters!).
It has been over two months since pre-orders for the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition went live so naturally customers were anxious to know when Canonical will provide more information about this handset, and it has come out with some new information today. The “most powerful Ubuntu phone” is now available for purchase, it can be ordered online by anyone and everyone who didn’t place a pre-order for the device […]
What makes the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition so special? For starters, this happens to be the world’s first Ubuntu tablet, and it is now available for pre-orders to the masses, as it brings together not only PCs but also mobile devices to boot. This is the very first convergence device from Canonical, and it has the ability to switch between a desktop and mobile device – pretty much in […]
Meizu is no stranger when it comes to its fair share of smartphones, and this would also include them Ubuntu-powered devices. One of the more recent collaborations between Meizu and Canonical (with the latter being the company that develops the Ubuntu operating system) would be the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, and this time around, there is yet another smartphone from this rather formidable partnership – where it is known as […]
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, […]
The market appears to be infatuated with HDMI dongles that house entire computers inside and that’s one of the biggest reasons why we’re seeing devices like the Intel Compute Stick. This dongle features a full fledged computer coupled with reasonable hardware specs that make it good for casual use. Initially it was only sold with Windows but starting next week a version of the Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu preinstalled will […]
Canonical has already released two Ubuntu powered smartphones and now it’s gearing up to launch the third one. The Meizu MX4 is going to be released tomorrow and initially it will be available to customers in Europe. This particular handset is a derivation of the existing Meizu MX4 which is an Android powered device that has only been released in China.
The folks over at Canonical have had their eyes on Ubuntu being used to power smartphones in terms of software, and this long running vision is no doubt an ambitious one. Well, Canonical has come up with a scheme for a unified cross-device application ecosystem long ago – which should be familiar with those who think that Microsoft’s Windows 10 platform is the bee’s knees, but progress has been painstakingly […]
At last, the long wait for a brand new smartphone is now over – where folks living over in the Old Continent will finally be able to get their hands on the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition that we talked about just last week. The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is certainly far from being a totally new device, since it has been out for some time already – although […]
It looks like the very first Ubuntu smarphone will not such a strong reliance on apps in order to be a success – which definitely goes against the grain at this point in time where the smartphone market is concerned. After all, an app ecosystem does seem to be the only way for hardware to gain market share, as you can see by how Windows Phone and BlackBerry struggle in […]
Ubuntu OS doesn’t really have that much of a presence in the smartphone market even though ROMs have been released for compatible devices like the Nexus 4 but Canonical hopes to change that through partnerships with OEMs that will put Ubuntu OS on smartphones from the get go. Chinese manufacturer Meizu has formed one such partnership with Canonical and it has confirmed that its first Ubuntu powered smartphones are coming in […]
Now this is definitely an interesting statistic no matter how you look at it – Ubuntu Touch, a mobile operating system platform that is ready, technically speaking, for a commercial release, has already hit the 100,000 app downloads mark. While this is far too small compared to the 1 billion downloads that Temple Run has achieved earlier this year, one ought to take into consideration that Ubuntu Touch itself has […]
Time certainly flies, don’t you think so? It has been half a dozen months already since the Saucy Salamander install rolled out. This time around, the folks over at Canonical is pushing out the most recent version of its popular Linux distro, calling it Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Of course, like any other good Linux distro, it would need to be accompanied by a code name, and so we have it […]
There aren’t that many Tesla Model S owners around, but those who are do seem to comprise of people who have a different way of seeing things. Apparently, some Tesla Model S owners have already tried to hack their ride by wiring into the Model S’ communications system. A forum user who goes by the moniker of “nlc” managed to locate a number of ports and tap into the data […]
The Meizu MX3 was announced on an official basis last year, but it seems as though this particular smartphone is going to roll out over in the U.S. some time in the third quarter of this year, which is still a fair number of months away. Well, the Meizu MX3 holds the distinction of being one of the first smartphones that will ship with Ubuntu Linux, although one can always […]
Canonical tried stepping into the smartphone market with the Ubuntu Edge. The crowdfunded smartphone couldn’t raise enough money, so it never saw the light of day. The company has been focusing its strengths on bringing Ubuntu to mobile phones. It has partnered up with several OEMs who have committed to developing phones that run on Ubuntu. At the CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has revealed […]
Canonical tried to enter the smartphone game by building its very own phone, the Ubuntu Edge, but unfortunately that project failed to kick off due to insufficient crowdfunding. Since then the company has been perfecting Ubuntu OS for phones and has even released test builds for Nexus devices. Canonical has already revealed plans of teaming up with OEMs to bring Ubuntu phones to the market, now the CEO has confirmed […]
It does seem as though the first of Ubuntu-powered smartphones will be introduced sometime later this year, where the manufacturer would be European designer BQ as well as Chinese phone manufacturer Meizu, where the latter has had some pretty interesting releases in the past. According to Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth, extra details will be revealed at the upcoming Mobile World Congress that is happening in Barcelona, Spain, later […]