Android operating system is one of the most popular firmware that power up a tablet. They offer very good performance and efficiency and that is one of the main reasons that the manufactures choose them over the other ones. Actually there are not many other options for the tablet manufactures to choose from. This situation may change in the years to come.
Ubuntu has plans to launch a tablet of compatible version of their popular operating system. Ubuntu’s desktop operating system is widely popular for their ease of use and wide range of application support. It is one of the most popular GNU/LINUX based operating system that can be used in laptops and desktops alike.
This OS is derived from the Debi a GNU/Linux operating system. If they are able to incorporate the same dexterity of the firmware into the tablet then the OS will be getting a huge following in years to come.
There is a large requirement for the presence of an alternative operating system. Ubuntu has the required character set to make a worthy competitor when pitched against the android counterpart. Ubuntu has tried their hands on the netbooks segment by introducing there Ubuntu Remix OS but couldn’t achieve the expected sales figures.
Now as the world is moving on from netbooks to tablets the company has decided to concentrate on the alternate segment. Ubuntu is trying to come up with an operating system that can take on or cause some serious competition for Android and iOS based devices.
The exact release date for the firmware is not known as for now. The speculation is that the new OS will be launched by the end of this year. The company is making meetings and drawing out plans with multiple clients and we can hope that they would make up a plan and target very soon.
When we consider the world of tablets we can see that the main competitor in the field is Android tablets. They are closely followed by Apple’s tablets running on iOS. Microsoft is also close by with their Windows operating system based devices.
They have even plans to launch Windows 8 which will be a touch friendly version and can be integrated into any tablet without much hassle. Intel is also concentrating in producing Tizen operating system based tablets.
And finally the news is that the laptop manufacturing giants Hewlett Packard has announced their open source WebOS for manufactures and programmers. So the competition in this field is fierce and we have to wait to see how much difference the new OS from Ubuntu will make.