Tablet Wars: Ubuntu Gets In The Game

Cross Platform

Also part of the developer story is support for HTML5, which Shuttleworth said will open the platform to apps written for Android and iOS. "We're doing more to open cross-platform [development]," said Shuttleworth. "It's also easy to wrap an app with a Java interpreter AOT to push apps into Software Centre," the Ubuntu version of an app store. What's more, Ubuntu's native toolkit is "closely aligned with BlackBerry," said Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth further stated that apps originally built for Ubuntu phone will run unchanged on Ubuntu for tablets. Windows apps can run on Ubuntu as a thin client.

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