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Re: [Ubuntu-tablet] The best opportunity for the ubuntu multidevice concept will be on hybrid devices


There is tremendous interest by existing tablet users in getting a good
linux distro on their tablets.

Just check out how many people are already doing so using Chroot'd Ubuntu
on android on tablets like the original OMAP3 based Nook Color (not even
the Nook Tablet) etc on sites
like the XDA-Developers forum


or on CyanogemMod forum


The chroot works and I've done it but I'd rather just replace Android with

If/when an Ubuntu image becomes available that has an easy to use interface
& the apps to go with it on the ARM tablets there will be alot of people
replacing their Android OS
and migrating.


On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 7:36 PM, Chris <cyber.druif@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Seeing this also concerns tablets, I've added them to my reply.
> I've said this before (on the IRC channel it was I think), but I think
> Ubuntu is already capable enough for tablets. It only needs some more fine
> tuning for them, but we're there for 99% (maybe little less). That's why
> I'm not focusing on tablets. We DO need to work on a functional UX or GUI
> for tv and phone, reason being their differences from using a "normal"
> computer.
> First the phone: in normal use it's in portrait orientation. The second
> obstacle is screen size. How we can give that a good functioning Unity
> experience is not yet clear to me. I still need to give it some thought,
> that will hopefully come this weekend.
> Secondly the tv: we're not used to using a pointing device like a wiimote
> for selecting things. It's generally not used as a multitasking device,
> it's a leisure device. Designed for making things easier, not harder.
> I agree on the switching from phone UI to desktop UI when you dock it, I
> was thinking about it. You could even use it as a second our third monitor
> for controlling Banshee for instance.
> I think I've ranted enough for now, let's get this bandwagon going start
> on those storyboard.
> With metta, Chris
> P.S.: I've written this in the middle of the night (1:30 AM) on my mobile.
> I hope I didn't exclude anything in my response ^_^
> On Dec 10, 2011 1:03 AM, "Omar B." <estelar57@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>  We have now the following hybrids:
>> Asus transformer (laptop / tablet hybrid)
>> Motorola atrix (phone / desktop / laptop / tv-media center); The jack of
>> all trades.
>> And in the possible future:
>> To compete, Apple may be working on hybrid mobile devices with ios and
>> full osx included (ipod/iphone that when docked turns into a desktop like a
>> mac mini).
>> Now, the current hybrids are great concepts, and these devices will get
>> more and more powerful, but what are their weakness ? their desktop
>> experiences. They don't offer as good experience as a real desktop OS like
>> ubuntu would offer.
>> As you can see from the Asus transformer review:
>> http://www.androidcentral.com/asus-eeepad-transformer-review
>> "This is what the ASUS EeePad Transformer really comes down to, isn't it.
>> It's a perfectly capable Honeycomb tablet. But it should be, given Google's
>> close watch over it's latest baby. But it's not enough for the Transformer
>> to merely look like and pretend to be a laptop. We've tried that with with
>> Motorola Xoom and a Bluetooth keyboard, and it's a pretty disconnected
>> experience. Work a little on the keyboard, then you have to reach up and
>> touch the screen. Type, reach. Type, reach. That's no good."
>> Similarly the moto atrix:
>> http://www.engadget.com/motorola/atrix-4g-review/
>> Awesome concept, super powerful phone, but the desktop experience is
>> mostly limited to just a browser... which disappoints.
>> This will be the next trend in mobile computing and ubuntu will have
>> quite a good number of advantages, so imo the announcement of a mutildevice
>> ubuntu experience was on good timing but there's not much more time to lose.
>> Will be hard to compete directly with established platforms like
>> ios/android on lone devices, so we have to look for newer areas in which
>> they're not so strong yet. But in areas you can't compete, some type of
>> partnerships would be an option too.
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