Ubuntu today introduced a brand new mobile interface aimed at tablets.
At CES 2013, we got our first look at Ubuntu's smartphone OS. However, it seems the company isn't going to draw the line at phones. Today, Canonical introduced its Ubuntu Tablet OS.
Tailored for a range of screen sizes, the Ubuntu tablet OS allows for multiple password protected user accounts. This means you can share one tablet amount multiple family members. It also has a guest mode that allows anyone to borrow the tablet or pick it up for quick use. Similar to the phone operating system, favorite applications appear on a dock-like bar on the left edge. The home page displays commonly used apps, frequently contacted people, and recently played music.
We're waiting to go hands on with the Ubuntu tablet OS on an HTC tablet, so keep an eye out of that in the afternoon. We were extremely impressed with the polish of the phone OS when we tried it out at CES. It manages to do something different from both iOS and Android, and while those systems are tried and true, there's still plenty of room for innovation.
Check the video below for an overview of the tablet OS.