Ubuntu has announced an operating system for tablets dubbed ‘Ubuntu for Tablet’ that is says will work on tablets of any size. The OS will work on both entry level tablets as well as high-end tablets with enterprise specifications, the operating system offers multitasking, safer sharing, instant launch of applications through the menu bar on the left, effortless switching between applications among other features. Canonical has put out specifications of the tablets that would be required for an entry level consumer Ubuntu tablet experience as well as High-end Ubuntu enterprise tablet experience.
For entry level experience, Ubuntu for tablet requires a minimum of Dual Core Cortex A15 processor and 2GB of RAM. The tablet can be of any screen size from 7 to 10 inches and should have at least 8GB of storage.
For high-end tablet experience users need to go for a tablet that has at least a Quad-core A15 or Intel x86 processor and is loaded with 4GB of RAM. With 8GB minimum flash storage, the recommended screen size is anywhere between 10-12 inch.
The Ubuntu for tablet is loaded with both native as well as web applications. The operating system also supports cloud based applications for both consumer as well as enterprise users.
The Linux-based Ubuntu OS, specifically targeting those of the Nexus variety. The OS will be available for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Owners of the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus smartphones will receive access to the OS on the same day and the OS will be featured at Mobile World Congress next week.