Alfie Joshua Alfie Joshua is the editor at Auto in the News. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Ubuntu Core is Linux for robots and smart gadgets

39 sec read

Ubuntu is one of the most recognizable names in the world of Linux and has spread to a ridiculous number of platforms over the last decade. Now Canonical has released a version of its operating system specifically for smart gadgets and robots, giving users the freedom to completely customize the devices that Ubuntu Core is installed on.  

Ubuntu Linux has spread to quite a few platforms in its 10-year history, if not always successfully. Today, though, the open source software is tackling what could be its greatest challenge yet: the internet of things. Canonical has released a version of its stripped-down snappy Ubuntu Core for connected devices like home appliances, robots and anything else where a conventional PC operating system wouldn’t fly. It’s designed to run on modest hardware (a 600MHz processor will do) and provide easy updates, all the while giving gadget makers the freedom to customize the software for whatever they’re building. It promises to be extra-reliable, too — it only applies updates if the code checks out, so you won’t lose control of your smart thermostat due to a buggy upgrade.

Source
Avatar of Alfie Joshua
Alfie Joshua Alfie Joshua is the editor at Auto in the News. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Google and Huawei might be working on a new…

Google and Huawei might be joining forces once again. According to a tweet from Evan Blass, once of the most respected leakers in the...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
1 min read

Xiaomi might unveil its first smartwatch later this week

If Apple did it, you can bet your ass that Xiaomi is going to do it too. In all fairness, the majority of Apple’s...
Avatar of Rocco Penn Rocco Penn
1 min read

Check out the OnePlus smartwatch that will never exist

In the two years since OnePlus exploded onto the smartphone scene with the OnePlus One, rumors that the company is working on everything from a...
Avatar of Rocco Penn Rocco Penn
45 sec read

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *