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  • Canonical Reveals The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet

    Phoronix: Canonical Reveals The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet

    As anticipated, the first official Ubuntu Tablet done in cooperation with Canonical is Bq's Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Aquaris-Tablet

  • #2
    Finally a converged device, and I like the announcement of more devices coming, Android version costs 259.90 EUR plus shipping, it is not too expensive for a tablet like that, I want to buy converged phone, but I will buy this if I get enough money to spare. Congratulations to Canonical.

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    • #3
      If it is being touted as a convergence device it's a bit disappointing that the device only has 2GB of RAM. I would have liked to see the device come with 4GB RAM standard or at least had it as an option.

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      • #4
        The Meizu Pro 5 which is rumored to be doing an Ubuntu edition is much better specs. That Exynos 7420 seems like it is a 14nm beast of a cpu and the Mali octo core gpu with 3 to 4 GB of ram so expected this to be pretty amazing. Maybe it will have a great price but I am going to wait at this point.

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        • #5
          Not to be terribly pessimistic.... I'm hoping for at least some success... but gut says no.... hope I'm wrong.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Herem View Post
            If it is being touted as a convergence device it's a bit disappointing that the device only has 2GB of RAM. I would have liked to see the device come with 4GB RAM standard or at least had it as an option.
            It probably works decently with 2 GB RAM, just like a desktop with 2 GB RAM can perform well, I dont think anyone expects to run Blender on a converged device, this is only the first device to break the ice, if the concept draws attention I am sure there will be more powerful phones and tablets coming in the future.

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            • #7
              Every bit of me as a consumer is saying "meh". But at the same time, as a tinkerer, I'm extremely curious to find out if it ends up being capable of running X11 and some other desktop environment like XFCE. Then it could end up being a pretty fun device to work and play with.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by M1kkko View Post
                Every bit of me as a consumer is saying "meh". But at the same time, as a tinkerer, I'm extremely curious to find out if it ends up being capable of running X11 and some other desktop environment like XFCE. Then it could end up being a pretty fun device to work and play with.
                You will probably be able to install other desktop environments, but I doubt convergence will work much with them as everything is developed to integrate with Unity 8, but I may be wrong and it can work or some parts will work. It is an ARM device, running X applications on ARM processor requires XMir, does X11 work at all on ARM?

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                • #9
                  This is suggesting that Unity 8 is more memory efficient than Unity 7 (and Android?).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by imperfectlink View Post
                    This is suggesting that Unity 8 is more memory efficient than Unity 7 (and Android?).
                    X applications can be heavy regardless of how much Unity 8 uses, but I doubt anyone expects to run 10 X applications at once on a mobile device. Same restrictions probably apply as with desktops that have 2 GB RAM, dont overdo it. I saw a demo of several X applications plus mobile applications on a desktop with 2 GB RAM, it worked fine.

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