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Ubuntu unveils Linux tablet

The Telegraph - The company is developing a united phone, computer, TV and tablet operating system that it hopes will provide a more intuitive interface than that currently offered by Google’s Android.

It announced a mobile phone interface using the open-source operating system in January, and has since secured a partner to make compatible silicon chips. It claims it will launch to consumers in October. Devices aimed at both the premium and budgets ends of the market will be available.

Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, said that “Android is a very clever interface if you’re clever”, but claimed Ubuntu had been praised by design experts and would offer a friendlier and more secure way of using computers that ran across a range of devices. He added that although Android is also an open-source operating system, many of its key features are in fact proprietary.