As expected, Ubuntu For Tablets has already become a rage. The software witnessed 75,000 hits on the download in first six hours. The data was shared by none other than Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical. In an interview with ZDNet, Shuttleworth said, “I know that in the first six hours we have 75,000 hits on the download, which is pretty cool.” Canonical had unveiled Ubuntu for tablets on 19 February. The new operating system offers a touch-based interface. It supports screen sizes varying from 15.2-cm (6-inch) to 50.8 cm(20-inch) and resolutions from 100 to 450 PPI. Ubuntu for tablet is designed for both business usage and personal usage.
Making an announcement about Ubuntu for tablets, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, said, “Multi-tasking productivity meets elegance and rigorous security in our tablet experience,. Our family of interfaces now scales across all screens, so your phone can provide tablet, PC and TV experiences when you dock it. That\’s unique to Ubuntu and it\’s the future of personal computing.\”
Real multitasking: Uniquely, Ubuntu allows a phone app on the screen at the same time as a tablet app. The Ubuntu side stage was invented both to enable efficient multitasking and to improve the usability of phone apps on tablets.
Secure multi-user: Multiple accounts on one tablet with full encryption for personal data, combined with the trusted Ubuntu security model that is widely used in banks, governments and sensitive environments, making it ideal for work and family use.
Voice controlled HUD productivity: The Heads-Up Display, unique to Ubuntu, makes it fast and easy to do complex things on touch devices, and transforms touch interfaces for rich applications, bringing all the power of the PC to your tablet.
Edge magic for cleaner apps: Screen edges are used for navigation between apps, settings and controls. That makes for less clutter, more content, and sleeker hardware. No physical or soft buttons are required. It\’s pure touch elegance.
Content focus: Media is neatly presented on the customisable home screen, which can search hundreds of sources. Perfect for carriers and content owners that want to highlight their own content, while still providing access to a global catalogue.
Full convergence: The tablet interface is presented by exactly the same OS and code that provides the phone, PC and TV interfaces, enabling true device convergence. Ubuntu is uniquely designed to scale smoothly across all form factors.