Aquaris will be providing the Ubuntu Edition OEM Tablet.
Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet features:
ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit quad-core processor Quad-core ARM® Cortex-A53 MPCore™, 3D graphics (OpenGL|ES 3.1), 13M camera ISP, DDR3/L 800 MHz and high-definition 1080p video decoder. MT8163 helps tablet manufacturers build high-performance media tablet with PC-like browser, 3D gaming and cinema class home entertainment experiences.
The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is the first device to offer an Ubuntu convergent experience. It is also the first tablet with the Ubuntu Operating System. Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition brings Ubuntu’s rich full touch experience to life. It’s simple to connect a bluetooth mouse and keyboard to convert the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition into a full Ubuntu PC, featuring everything you know and love about Ubuntu. Then, connect the tablet to an external display for a full-sized PC experience.
“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,” said Rodrigo del Prado, Deputy CEO of BQ.
The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet has a 10.1 inch multitactile FHD screen with Dragontrail Asahi protection. This light and compact tablet offers an excellent balance between sleek design and autonomy: with 8.2 mm of thickness and 470 grams in weight, it includes a 7280 mAh LiPo battery. It has a powerful MediaTek Quad Core MT8163A to 1.5 GHz processor which gives the extremely high performance.
Traditional Xorg-based software runs on the tablet in a confined, secure container using Xmir.
The tablet comes with a small number of these so-called legacy X11 apps pre-installed:
- Mozilla Firefox
- The GIMP
Benchmarks for the development board of the MT8163A: