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HTC might announce Ubuntu tablet tomorrow [Updated]

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Tomorrow is the date that HTC is expected to officially unveil the HTC One (a.k.a. M7) that we’ve been hearing so much about lately. But today we’ve gotten several very big hints that HTC might also announce a tablet – one that runs Ubuntu, in fact.

Earlier today, HTC took to Twitter and posted a picture of what looks like a bunch of new devices hidden under black cloths. What initially got everyone most excited, however, was the mysterious shape under the cloth on the lower, left-hand side: Whatever it is, it’s substantially larger than the other hidden items. This, of course, leads many to speculate that it’s a tablet.

But where does Ubuntu come in?

Well, just go to Ubuntu.com – right now, there’s a countdown that ends at the exact same time the HTC press event tomorrow begins. And we’re teased with, “Tick, tock, tablet time!”

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If that’s not enough evidence for you, well, I don’t know what to say. Luckily, all will be very clear in under 24 hours. I, for one, am intrigued that HTC will probably be trying its hand at another tablet after an unsuccessful run with Android; will the company be any more successful with Linux? I’m not so sure, but only time will tell!

[Twitter via 9to5Google | Ubuntu via Phandroid]

Update: No there’s no HTC Ubuntu tablet, after all. But there’s still going to be some Ubuntu tablet goodies coming very soon

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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4 thoughts on “HTC might announce Ubuntu tablet tomorrow [Updated]

  • Avatar of Casey

    So the only time I’ve ever gotten my hands on Ubuntu was to make a live cd to root my 4g lte. But I think it was a pretty solid OS, especially for a free one. I know everyone and their mother has probably already used it before me but it could be an awesome little underdog in the phone and tablet world. I hope the tablet is priced right.

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  • Avatar of Matthew

    UBuntu….Hmmmm
    Got a battery question….
    Downloaded the Simpson’s game
    When I run the game with power cord connected to AC, I get complete drain in about 45 min +
    Battery low pops up…
    Same with Black ops zombies?
    Other than the obvious…Why?

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  • Avatar of Aaron Orquia

    Now this is interesting. If they release a full powered 10-inch Ubuntu tablet, I may have to reconsider my Chromebook and Nexus 10 purchases.

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  • Avatar of Bradd Dantuma

    How about a new Evo?

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