Canonical Unveils New Ubuntu Tablet Interface

Canonical has unveiled a new Ubuntu tablet interface today, which shares some of the Ubuntu Phone OS elements, but it also comes with new features such as a “Side Stage” which lets you use phone and tablet apps in the same time.Side Stage – use phone and tablet apps in the same timeSide Stage is a new feature introduced with Ubuntu for tablets that allows users to “swipe through the right edge and you reveal phone apps running on your tablet. […] Any tablet app that supports the phone layout will also fit in the Side Stage. You can have it loose or split the screen between the tablet and phone layout”, says Mark Shuttleworth in the Ubuntu for tablets presentation video which you can watch at the end of the post.Side stageThe Ubuntu tablet will also share the Ubuntu Phone OS indicators design, home screen, lenses, HUD access via voice control and so on:HUD – accessing the menu via voice controlIf you dock the phone to a larger touch interface, and Ubuntu presents the tablet interface with the phone apps running in the Side Stage. Add a keyboard and mouse and the tablet becomes a full PC, running all

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