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Ubuntu for Tablets Joins Canonical's Convergence Crusade

Feb 21, 2013 — by Rick Lehrbaum 751 views

With Ubuntu for Tablets and Phones, Canonical is picking up the convergence gauntlet. Can it succeed where few others have even tried?

“You’ve got to give Microsoft credit for attempting a single OS that bridges PC, phone, and tablet users,” writes Eric Brown in a post at “What it ended up with, however, was a collection of pseudo-compatible platforms that have left the marketplace confused and largely unimpressed.”

“Few others have even tried a unified approach, except for the MeeGo project, which supported everything from netbooks to phones to automotive computers, but resulted in only a single Nokia N9 smartphone. The MeeGo-inspired Tizen project, which this week released a final version 2.0 (“Magnolia”), supports a similar variety of platforms, but, so far Tizen has been focused primarily on smartphones and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI)…”



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