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Elegant Ubuntu Touch OS impresses for phones and tablets

Instead of shortcuts to open apps, the home screens show you your “stuff”: messages, music, videos, and so on. The main home screen has a selection of the highlights, such as favorite videos. I like the widget for recent messages, as it displays messages in a Cover Flow-style sideways-scrolling carousel showing pictures of your friends — a much friendlier and more human way to see who you’re communicating with than a list of text.