Ubuntu will unveil tablets at Mobile World Congress (no, there’s no HTC Ubuntu tablet)

Ubuntu’s countdown has ended, and in spite of late night speculation yesterday that HTC would be releasing a Ubuntu tablet today, it turns out that was just a pipe dream. There’s no reason to be overly disappointed, though, as Ubuntu has promised a unique touch-optimized tablet version of Ubuntu that will be unveiled February 25 at Mobile World Congress.

So far, Ubuntu is promising a one-of-a-kind multitasking tablet experience, multiple secure user accounts, full disk encryption for data protection, “magic edges” for easier navigation using the side of your screen, voice control, a bunch of new apps, and much more.

You can get all the details at Ubuntu’s new tablet site (linked below), but I should just say that this looks pretty sleek and downright amazing – and this is coming from one of the biggest Android fans on the planet. Depending on what OEM partners Canonical is able to bring to the table, I may have to rethink my next tablet purchase – but I’m not making any promises quite yet.

In any case, this is definitely something we’ll be keeping our eyes on over the next few weeks – even if it’s not the HTC tablet we were all hoping for.

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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.