Ubuntu demoed on Nexus 7 (further details to be presented at UDS)
Days ago, Mark Shuttleworth announced the name of the upcoming Ubuntu 13.04, Raring Ringtail, and, along with various reasons behind the chosen name, exposed a to-be-followed development approach: "We have two short cycles before we’re into the LTS, and by then we want to have the phone, tablet and TV all lined up".
Consequently, it seems that, starting with Raring Ringtail, further more solid development effort is to put into both desktop and non-desktop form-factors, and, probably gradually exposed, new devices will be revealed (as featuring Ubuntu, as their operating system).
Ubuntu's Victor Palau has posted a clip demoing Ubuntu running on a Nexus 7 tablet, running in the sense of behaving similarly to a desktop computer, with workspace switching, launching Firefox, etc, actions performing smoothly without visible losses in speed.
According to Victor Palau's comments (posted as responses to the bellow Youtube clip), the Ubuntu-powered Nexus 7 is to be presented (or further demoed) at Ubuntu Developer Summit (starting on October 29th 2012), "all will be revealed then".
- The developers announce solid performance-optimization gains for Raring Ringtail-powered Nexus 7 (benefits for desktop, too)
- User demoes Ubuntu 13.04 running on Nexus 7
- How to write qualitative Nexus 7 bug reports via 6 clear steps
- The developers announce official Nexus 7's CALL FOR HELP
- More-than-8-hours-while-browsing battery life, Unity performs at more than 60 FPS, reduced RAM usage, less than 1% CPU on idle (Ubuntu-powered Nexus 7's official Raring goals)