Ubuntu Releases Ubuntu 8.0.4 for MID Developers

MobileInternetDevicesorMIDsareatoughcategorytodefine。

Theyliesomewherebetweensmartphonesandultramobilepcs(UMPCs)。

HereshowInteldefinesthem:

MobileInternetDevicesrepresentanewcategoryofsmall,trulymobiledevicesthatgiveyouanamazingInternetexperienceallowingyoutocommunicatewithothers,enjoyyourfavoriteentertainment,andaccessinformationon-the-go。

ConsumerelectronicsandPCcompaniesareusingIntelCentrinoAtomprocessortechnologytodeliverexcitingnewproductsforconsumersandbusinessusers。

Thislatestgenerationofsmall,powerful,highlyportableInternet-connecteddevicescombinesmanygreatcapabilitieswiththeconvenienceofapocket-sizedsolutionforyourlifeon-the-go。

Andifthatdidnothelpyou,hereshowCNETdescribesit:

AMIDaconceptIntelisaggressivelypromotingisamobiledevicelargerandmorelikearegularcomputerthan,sayanAppleiPhone,butsmallerthananultraportablePC。

ActuallyIthinkthatsmoreconfusingsinceIconsidertheEeePCaUMPCsinceitrunsonanIntelAtom,butok,letshaveittheirway,andbesides,UbuntuhasonlyreleasedtheirHardyHeronontwomachines,SamsungQ1UandIntelCrownBeach(whichIthinkisadeveloperplatform)。

Anyway,theUbuntu8。

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4(HardyHeron)isnowavailablefordeveloperstotinkeraroundwithfromCanonical,thecompanybehindUbuntu。

DavidMandalaofCanonicalwroteinablogpostannouncingthereleaseoftheOS,UbuntuMIDwillstarttofollowthenormalUbuntu6monthlyreleasecyclewiththenextversionat8。

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TheUbuntuMobileandEmbeddedcommunityissmallrightnowbutgrowingandincludesindividualsandsomeorganizations,andalwayswelcomesnewparticipantsandpartners。

ThisreleasemarksthestartofawayfornewuserstoexperienceUbuntuandOpenSourcesoftwareandasthehardwarebecomescommonplaceitwillbecomeaveryexcitingplacetogetusersexperiencingapplicationsfromourcommunities。

TheUbuntuMIDboastsfullinternetcapabilitiesandAllunnecessarycomplexityintheuserexperienceiseliminated。

IthasitsownGecko-basedbrowserthathaszoomfeaturesforsmallerdevices,Pidginforinstantmessaging,GNOMEsCheesewebcamapp,ClawsMaileMail,andMoblinMediaformusicandvideoalloptimizedforcurrentandlastgenerationMID/UMPCchipsetsfromIntel。

Ofcourse,Ubuntubeinganopensourceprojectmeansthatanybodycanhackitandoptimizeitforotherdevices,soitsverypossiblethatweseetheHardyHerononEeePCs,Cloudbooks,HP2199s,ToughbooksandmaybeeveniPhonesorInsticnts?

Yes,Ubuntu8。

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