Canonical tabletizes Ubuntu
Canonical has introduced a tablet UI for its Linux-base Ubuntu operating system. On the heels of its January announcement of Ubuntu for phones, the vendor’s tablet interface is aimed at devices with screen sizes from 6 to 20 inches and resolutions from 100 to 450 ppi (pixels per inch). Users can now start testing the interface with the release of the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu, with installation instructions for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets and for smartphones such as the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus. The first tablets are expected to arrive at the end of 2013, according to the vendor.