If you’d rather not let your Nexus 7 live out its life as a Jelly Bean-toting device, Canonical’s freshly minted Ubuntu Nexus 7 Desktop Installer can help. Instead of allowing Ubuntu to ride shotgun with Android, the installer requires unlocking the device’s bootloader, which wipes the slate clean. Once the Nexus 7 is unlocked, started in fastboot mode and connected to an Ubuntu machine, the one-click installation software takes care of the rest. Roughly 10 to 15 minutes later, your tablet will be running full-blown Ubuntu. Since development is currently focused on getting the core of the desktop OS up and running, there’s no tablet-specific Unity UI to see here. However, Raring Ringtail is set to flesh out the mobile experience with an emphasis on sensors, memory footprint and battery life, among other features. Those who regret ousting Google’s confection-themed operating system can simply reload their device with stock Android. For the entire walk through, hit the first source link below.
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Ubuntu lands on Nexus 7 slates with Canonical’s one-click installer originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Microsoft today said it will ship a preview of Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) for Windows 7 next month, but would not commit to a timetable for a final release.
Microsoft’s top Windows executive today said that the company will ship an almost-complete version of Windows 8 the first week of June.
Not prepared to pony up for the ICS-ready Transformer Prime? No worries, Coby has five alternative flavors, each offering its own helping of Android 4.0. The quintet of tablets bear the same model number format as the outfit’s Kyros tablets, and all share the same 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU. Coby plans to debut the slates at CES 2012, making them available to consumers within the first quarter. The slabs range between seven and ten inches, and will offer up to 1GB of RAM with up to 32GB of expandable memory — WiFi radio and HDMI-out come standard. Want to see the official details? Hit the break, we’ve got a good ‘ol fashion press release just waiting for your peepers.
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Coby to intro five Ice Cream Sandwich slates at CES, satiate your budget tablet cravings originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 10 Dec 2011 04:39:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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As far as versions of mobile operating systems go, Google has been rather up front with the names for Android, each of them sticking to a kind of delicious food – this week in Hong Kong we’ve confirmed that no longer will the treats Honeycomb and Gingerbread rule the separate worlds of Tablets and Smartphones [...]
Still bummed about the delay
in getting your Xoom
back from it’s trip to the shop
? Well, it appears Verizon may be looking to smooth things over with those who have been waiting the longest. One of our readers let us know, that because they were “among the first” to send off for the 4G LTE / Honeycomb 3.2.2 upgrade, the carrier sent back a Standard Dock (worth $ 50) along with the juiced up slate. Is it enough to make up for the extra wait time? That depends on your Xoom addiction — but we have to admit, it’s a pretty nice gesture from ol’ Big Red.
Verizon sending Xoom docks back with delayed, updated slates originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 13 Oct 2011 08:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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