Mobile World Congress 2016 has swung open its doors to the throng of tech press outside.
The annual event sees the mobile industry and gadget geeks from all around the world rub shoulders and bump elbows as they get up close and personal with the latest emerging technology trends.
Amidst the throes of upstart technology you’ll find Canonical’s booth. It’s packed to the orange-hued rafters with the latest crop of Ubuntu Phones (including the new community ports on Sony and OnePlus handsets), the Bq M10 converged tablet (more on that in a moment), as well as all manner of robots, routers, switches and smart connected ‘things’.
But although the football kicking robot will catch the eye of passers by it’s devices like the new Ubuntu tablet from Bq that truly catch their imagination.
M10 Ubuntu Tablet: Hands On Videos
The first of several videos we’ve embedded below sees the popular Spanish technology site Xataka go hands on with the Bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet.
Yes, it’s in Spanish. No, I don’t understand a word he says either — but with the sound off and your brain in gear it’s easy to get the gist of what’s happening: there’s an Ubuntu tablet, he’s having a prod at some of its features.
Also exploring the productivity potential of the 10-inch slate is Spanish tech blog Urban Tecno.
Apple developer evangelist Julio César Fdez saw their video, embedded below, and was suitably intrigued. Fez calls the device ‘interesting’ despite its lack of polish as it offers the option of using Apple’s open-source Swift programming language to develop apps.
Impressed? Bq say the the M10 Ubuntu tablet available to buy at some point in the coming weeks.