Canonical, a British company has unexpectedly been a constant news headliner on various social media from the start of th the week – with the implementation of their Ubuntu OS in the Meizu Pro 5.
Meizu and the British company have over the years been involved in different dealings and to some extent, this association increases the credibility of the rumor of an Ubuntu-powered Meizu Pro 5.
However Meizu is not Canonical’s only associate, BQ, a Spanish OEM, is the very first Ubuntu partner in regard this space. This partnership goes as far back as the first Ubuntu driven smartphone which was manufactured by BQ and dubbed the Aquaris E4.5.
That being put into consideration, we expect to see something new and probably, the first of its kind from this partnership once again.
The first Ubuntu oriented Tablet that is made commercially available for all with the Aquaris M10 moniker. This device is a mixture of both worlds– joining a tablet to a laptop bringing in a whole new experience.
Moreover, the Deputy CEO, Rodrigo Del Prado,seems overly impressed with this partnership as he went on to say that “The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is our third mobile device to ship with Ubuntu. Our customers were delighted with the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition phones, and we’re excited to be the first OEM to ship the converged Ubuntu experience. It’s this kind of innovation that makes BQ and Ubuntu such a great fit”.
The M10 brings the exact same desktop or Laptop Ubuntu OS feel from the tablet when connected to an external keyboard and a Bluetooth mouse. Hence, a seamless convergence that linux enthusiasts have been waiting for.
The Spanish OEM fits this tablet with a 10.1-inch FHD display unit with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 Pixels at 240ppi. Also included is a 12 MP back shooter capable of FHD video recording with AF and dual flash for clear images and detailed video recording.
Under the hood is a modest quad-core MT8163A chipset from MediaTek, clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and an internal memory of 16GB expandable to an additional 64GB by an external microSD.
The slate draws power from a 7280mAh Li-Po battery source that can keep you taking pictures, playing games and surfing the net. Even with such a big battery life, BQ still managed to keep the Aquaris M10 thin and light weighing in at 470g with a diameter of about 8.2mm.
The tablet has an HDMI slot which would enable you to connect this device to a larger external display if you want to use it as a PC. Also included is the normal GPS, Wi-FI, Bluetooth and different sensors to keep it up to par.
Ubuntu has grown to be loved by many because of its open source nature and this hasevidently increased it’s userbase considering the majority of Ubuntu derived linus distributions out there.