Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Mark Shuttleworth’s biggest ambition is to reach mobile-desktop convergence, which means that both the desktop and the mobile platform use the same code base, with an intelligent “responsive” interface.
For now, Ubuntu’s convergence concept has been previously demoed by Jono Bacon, Ubuntu’s former Community Manager, via the Weather App and the Karma Machine. Also, Music App is yet another convergence-ready application.
Recently, Will Cooke, Canonical’s Desktop Manager has shared yet another convergence proof of concept video, playing with a development version of Ubuntu Touch, running on an ordinary Intel-based tablet, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.
At the beginning of the video, Will has used the system as a tablet OS, using his finger to open apps and next, he switched to windowed (desktop) mode and plugged in a bluetooth mouse. Also, he demoed how easy it is to toggle between tablet and desktop mode and showed us how some X.org apps (Netflix, LibreOffice) run over Mir.
At the end of the video, Will did the same tasks on both the Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 devices, which officially support Ubuntu Touch.