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Ubuntu announced for tablets, developer preview available for Nexus devices on Thursday [video]

Published Feb 19th, 2013 6:46PM EST
Ubuntu Mobile Operating System

Canonical on Tuesday announced a new version of its Ubuntu Linux operating system for tablet devices. The operating system supports multiple user accounts from the home screen, including a “guest mode” option, and uses gestures to navigate around the user interface. It also features a notification center, sharing to all major social outlets, extensive multitasking support and is capable of displaying applications designed for both tablets and smartphones simultaneously, similar to the Snap View feature in Windows 8. Canonical plans to offer a developer preview of Ubuntu on February 21st for Google’s (GOOG) Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, along with the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus smartphones. A video demonstration of Ubuntu follows below.

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.