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Official Chinese OS in works as government signs with Ubuntu

Official Chinese OS in works as government signs with Ubuntu

If there's one technological breakthrough China's government thinks it needs right this second, it's their own operating system. Or more control over the internet - but that's (perhaps) besides the point. Today the big news is the Chinese government signing a deal with Canonical, the creators of the OS Ubuntu, to create their own home-grown operating system to "wean its IT sector off Western software in favor of more home-grown alternatives."

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Ubuntu Touch to launch developer preview on over 20 more devices

Ubuntu Touch to launch developer preview on over 20 more devices

Last week, the Ubuntu Touch developer preview was launched on the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. The preview gave developers and users access to the core and shell apps of the OS, alongside many of your phone's normal features, like cameras, Wi-Fi, and more. The developer preview is of course still full of bugs and issues that make it impossible to use as a daily driver. Canonical also stresses that you're flashing Ubuntu on your device at your own risk, because there is the possibility of bricking your device.

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Ubuntu Touch SDK Alpha and Developer Preview now available for Nexus devices

Ubuntu Touch SDK Alpha and Developer Preview now available for Nexus devices

On Tuesday, we reported that the Ubuntu for tablets OS would be released for the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10, as well as the smartphone version for Nexus handsets, as a developer preview today. Canonical has officially announced its availability, saying that enthusiasts and developers alike can grab the source code now and get busy. The company stresses, however, that this is not something you'll want to run on your daily device.

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Ubuntu for tablets unveiled, coming to Nexus devices this Thursday

Ubuntu for tablets unveiled, coming to Nexus devices this Thursday

Early last month, Canonical announced the Ubuntu OS for smartphones, which will be coming later this year in October as opposed to the initial timeline of a 2014 release. However, we still haven't heard a word about a tablet OS until now. Canonical unveiled the tablet version of Ubuntu today during the same time as HTC's event, and while the news might have gotten drowned out by the new HTC One smartphone, open-source fanatics are no doubt excited for a tablet version of Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu tablet tease counts down to HTC event

Ubuntu tablet tease counts down to HTC event

In a move that's making as clear a statement as can be made without outright saying the final word, Ubuntu has set up a timer with the words "tick, tock, tablet time" attached, lining up perfectly with the HTC event tomorrow morning. If there's one thing that's clear in the world of technology news reporting, it's that there's no such thing as a coincidence - and never more than in situations such as these. The doors open at 9:15 AM EST for a 10AM start in New York City - Ubuntu's reveal looks to be set for the event's start.

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Ubuntu Phone OS handsets will hit shelves in October

Ubuntu Phone OS handsets will hit shelves in October

The Ubuntu Phone OS was first revealed back in April of 2012, when a job listing went out looking for a Business Development Manager for the mobile operating system. The system has been in the news increasingly more often over the months, with Canonical seeking developers in the end of January for 12 core Ubuntu Phone apps. Now, according to Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth, the first round of Ubuntu Phone OS handsets will hit shelves this coming October.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Full HD edition guns for MacBook Air

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Full HD edition guns for MacBook Air

This week the Dell XPS 13 has been re-introduced with a Full HD iteration, this version prompting the manufacturer to suggest that it's not just the MacBook Pro they're gunning for, it's the MacBook Air. This device has already been revealed and released in a 720p edition - we reviewed it right here on SlashGear, in fact - and here in 2013 the Dell team is showing off not just the Full HD version, but an XPS 13 Developer Edition as well, this time with the same display as the original (now called "standard display") but here based on Project Sputnik. And it's all about definition from here on in.

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Canonical seeks developers for 12 core Ubuntu Phone apps

Canonical seeks developers for 12 core Ubuntu Phone apps

While it's not quite up to the level of RIM's Port-a-Thon events, Canonical plans to have a dozen "core apps" ready to go for Ubuntu Phone when it hits shelves. The apps will be included on the phone, and aim to give users the foundation they've come to expect in handset software offerings. Developers who are interested in participating need to hit up Canonical's site for mock-up designs.

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Ubuntu mobile OS announced, coming to phones in 2014

Ubuntu mobile OS announced, coming to phones in 2014

As teased yesterday, Canonical unveiled its latest Ubuntu project by announcing a mobile version of Ubuntu, which is actually built around the existing Android kernel and drivers, but doesn't use a Java Virtual Machine. The company has made the OS compatible on both ARM and x86 devices, and says that the new platform will use "the full power of the phone" when it eventually hits the market.

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