Screenshot Tour: Ubuntu Touch 14.04 on a Nexus 7
Posted on: 05/28/2014 08:35 AM

Howtogeek posted a screenshot tour of Ubuntu Touch 14.04 on a Nexus 7

Screenshot Tour: Ubuntu Touch 14.04 on a Nexus 7


Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will form the basis of the first commercially available Ubuntu tablets, according to Canonical. We installed Ubuntu Touch 14.04 on our own hardware to see what those tablets will be like. We dont recommend installing this yourself, as its still not a polished, complete experience. Were using Ubuntu Touch as shorthand here apparently this projects new name is Ubuntu For Devices. The Welcome Screen Ubuntus touch interface is all about edge swipes and hidden interface elements it has a lot in common with Windows 8, actually. Youll see the welcome screen when you boot up or unlock a Ubuntu tablet or phone. If you have new emails, text messages, or other information, it will appear on this screen along with the time and date. If you dont, youll just see a message saying No data sources available. The Dash Swipe in from the right edge of the welcome screen to access the Dash, or home screen. This is actually very similar to the Dash on Ubuntus Unity desktop. This isnt a surprise Canonical wants the desktop and touch versions of Ubuntu to use the same code. In the future, the desktop and touch versions of Ubuntu will use the same version of Unity and Unity will adjust its interface depending on what type of device youre using. Here youll find apps you have installed and apps available to install. Tap an installed app to launch it or tap an available app to view more details and install it. Tap the My apps or Available headings to view a complete list of apps you have installed or apps you can install. Tap the Search box at the top of the screen to start searching this is how youd search for new apps to install. As youd expect, a touch keyboard appears when you tap in the Search field or any other text field. The launcher isnt just for apps. Tap the Apps heading at the top of the screen and youll see hidden text appear Music, Video, and Scopes.



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