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Ubuntu Core sees the light on NXP/Freescale i.MX 6 and HiKey

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 16 May 2016

This week the worlds of open source and embedded development are all gathering in Austin for OSCON and the NXP FTF. This is the opportunity for Canonical to showcase the progresses done with Ubuntu Core, a slimmed down version of Ubuntu…

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Security confinement in Ubuntu Core

By Gustavo Niemeyer on 4 May 2016

As much anticipated, the recent release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS included integrated support for snaps on classic Ubuntu. The snap format is part of Ubuntu Core, a modern software platform that includes the ability to define rich interfaces…

Internet of Things

Flying mobile base stations are coming to the UK

By Maarten Ectors on 26 April 2016

EE, the largest mobile operator in the UK and now part of BT, just announced a collaboration with Lime Micro, a leader in the next big phase of open source mobile network technology, and Canonical (Ubuntu) to ensure the UK gets better…


Adding snaps for secure, transactional packages in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

By Olli Ries on 13 April 2016

The development of the Ubuntu phone platform and its expansion to IoT and devices has challenged us to solve real problems in security and reliability. These challenges apply equally to desktop and server systems and are a source of…

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Ubuntu and Startups are a match made in code

By Amrisha Prashar on 3 March 2016

We’ve just come back from an awesome MWC! Not only did we showcase new tablets, phones and developments in Cloud, but we had a whole wall dedicated to IoT established companies and startups using Ubuntu Core. Our partner startups ranged…

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Canonical to offer powerful ARM 64-bit IoT developer environment

By Canonical on 24 February 2016

  Today, Canonical announced that it will create an ARM 64 developer environment based on Ubuntu Core and on the DragonBoard™ 410c by Arrow Electronics, which features the 64-bit Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 quad-core processor, a…

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Mobile World Congress 2016, Day 1 Recap

By Canonical on 23 February 2016

Bhaskar Gorti, President, Applications and Analytics at Nokia discusses Service Modeling and NFV deploymentThis is my first Mobile World Congress (MWC), and I have to say, the event is truly huge. Canonical is here demonstrating converged…

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Canonical and Samsung demonstrate Ubuntu Core on SAMSUNG ARTIK™

By Canonical on 18 February 2016

‘snappy’ Ubuntu Core ported to SAMSUNG ARTIK™ platform, running sample applications Best of breed security critical for IoT Canonical today announced that it has joined the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ IoT ecosystem to enable faster development and…


MagicStick and Ubuntu Core, redefining the PC on stick experience

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 17 November 2015

MagicStick™ has had a highly successful campaign on Indiegogo for their affordable yet super powerful PC on a stick already reaching 7.5 times its funding objective. They’re now going further by offering Ubuntu Core on MagicStick™ as a way…

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Eclipse’con Europe 2015 : Agile embedded development!

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 12 November 2015

Last week was Eclipse’con Europe, the yearly Eclipse Foundation European conference. Eclipse’con has taken place in Ludwigsburg, Germany for the last 10 years… and what a difference these years have made in the world of both embedded…

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#InternetOfToys – let the toy battles begin

By Maarten Ectors on 30 October 2015

Wouldn’t it be great to play with toys and get paid for it? If this sounds like music to your ears, then this blog post is for you. If you are a business person who thinks toys are just child’s play, then you should read on as well! It’s…

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OpenStack Summit Tokyo: Day Three

By Canonical on 30 October 2015

Mark Shuttleworth talks about why we build tools like OpenStack, its new features and how it is evolving for everyone. Day three of the summit didn’t feature highlighted keynote sessions like days one and two. But it did have an entire…