Not only is Canonical working on getting Ubuntu for smartphones ready for consumers, but a tablet-optimized version in in the plans as well. The company put up a teaser on its website on Monday, pointing to an announcement on Feb. 19—the same day HTC is taking the stage to announce its new flagship smartphone.
We got a brief glimpse at Ubuntu for smartphones back at CES, and it showed plenty of promise. But it’s certainly a niche OS targeting toward a more specific audience—for now. With tablet software in the works, Canonical is clearly focused on introducing an alternative to the overwhelming dominance of Android and iOS, maybe even by October.
So stay tuned, guys. In less than 24 hours, we’ll see what Ubuntu for tablets is like.