Want to use your mobile device as a desktop, but would rather not go the Windows route? BQ might have just what you're looking for. The Spanish device maker is teasing the launch of an Ubuntu-based tablet that touts Convergence, a feature that turns your mobile Ubuntu gear into makeshift PCs. If you can scrounge up an external display, mouse and keyboard, you'll have your own little Linux workstation.
2016 could be a big year for Ubuntu tablets, as the startup MJ Technology LLC has plans to release not one but two tablets running full versions of the operating system.
This isn't a huge surprise as Canonical has participated in Mobile World Congress (MWC) the past few years and they've used it to showcase their mobile wares in the past. This tablet is said to be running a preliminary version of Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus", which isn't much of a surprise either since it's the current Ubuntu development cycle and will be a Long Term Support release.