Linux News Today: BQ Aquaris M10, the Ubuntu Tablet That Turns into a PC, Is Now Available to Buy
We believe that, by now, all of our readers are aware of the fact that BQ and Canonical have worked hard during the past few months on bringing the first-ever Ubuntu tablet device to the light of day.
BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is the first tablet to run the mobile version Ubuntu Linux operating system natively, which is called internally Ubuntu Touch, and we told you everything there was to know about it when it was first announced by Canonical, during the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 event.
Until a few days ago, the Ubuntu tablet was available for pre-order from BQ’s online store, and it started shipping to early adopters at the end of last week. But today, April 18, 2016, Canonical is happy to announce that the pre-order period has ended, and anyone can now purchase the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet.
“Last month we announced that the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet was available as a pre-order bundle. This time round, we’re pleased to let you know that it’s available to buy now,” said Amrisha Prashar, Marketing and Social Media Manager at Canonical.
The tablet that turns into a PC
We, here at Softpedia, are very excited about the Ubuntu tablet because it is Canonical’s first-ever Ubuntu converged device that turns into a full-fledged personal computer running the Ubuntu Linux operating system with the modern Unity 8 user interface if you connect a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to it.
We believe that this is the future of mobile computing on the go for Linux enthusiasts and professionals, mainly due to the fact that it is easy to carry and offers the same Unity desktop experience as a laptop with Ubuntu preloaded, which is much heavier. The tablet can also be attached to an external display.