"Speaking to Network World, Chris Kenyon, Canonical's vice
president of OEM services, said the tablet OS will be a lightweight
version of Linux with a simplified, touch-friendly user interface.
He said that tablets with the Ubuntu tablet OS will appear at the
beginning of next year.
"Canonical is hoping to step up its presence in the mobile
space, but it might find itself having a tough time against other
open source offerings like Google's Android and Chrome. It might
also encounter tough competition from Palm's WebOS and Apple's
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