Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Feb 2013 16:23 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu After desktops and phones, Ubuntu is now bringing its Linux distribution to tablets. Coming Thursday, preview images for Google's Nexus tablets will be released, so we can all get a good long look at what Canonical is cooking up. They've published a YouTube video which details all that Ubuntu has to offer for tablets, and to be honest, it's looking quite good.
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Facebook and Google Maps
by WorknMan on Tue 19th Feb 2013 18:20 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

I saw icons in there for Facebook and Google Maps. Do they really have native apps for these, are they running Android versions, or is that stuff all concept?

At minimum, they would need a Facebook and Google Voice app before I would even consider using this on either a phone or a tablet. Turn-by-turn would also be mandatory on a phone.

As with the desktop, you can show off all the fancy OS shit you want, but at the end of the day, it all comes down to apps.

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RE: Facebook and Google Maps
by twitterfire on Tue 19th Feb 2013 18:30 in reply to "Facebook and Google Maps"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

I saw icons in there for Facebook and Google Maps. Do they really have native apps for these, are they running Android versions, or is that stuff all concept?


Just a mockup to lure naive people into actually believing them.

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RE: Facebook and Google Maps
by nej_simon on Wed 20th Feb 2013 10:10 in reply to "Facebook and Google Maps"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

Google and facebook have apis that could be used to develop third party apps so it's not impossible. But the apps could also just open up the respective websites in chrome-less browser windows.

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