This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Mobile World Congress 2014: Ubuntu Touch is a touch of class

About Video Transcript

Mobile World Congress 2014: Ubuntu Touch is a touch of class

1:36 /

Ubuntu Touch brings a touch of class that other Android rivals can't match.

-Hello. I'm Richard Trenholm of CNET saying move over Android because there is a new challenger in town and it's called Ubuntu Touch. It's a new smartphone operating system for tablets and phones and it's here to give Android a run for its money. So, Ubuntu Touch is a brand new smartphone and tablet operating system. It works on phones and tablets. You can't buy it yet. But this is a demo version that we're seeing right here on a Google Nexus 4 and also on a Google Nexus 7. And it doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it's also really, really sleek. The great thing about Ubuntu Touch is that every single side of the phone is active, so you swipe in to do things. Say, for example, you swipe in from the left, you've got this great shortcut menu here with your apps like Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, the camera, the phone dialer, and so on. If you swipe in from the right, then you go across the apps you've been in, the camera app for example. So, swipe in from the top, you get all different status indicators like your Wi-Fi and so on and you also get your messages. And the great thing about this is you can tap on a message and you can reply instantly without having to open an app. You just say, "Hi, how is it going?" and hit send. It's really, really clever. It's really, really quick. So, when you're in [unk], for example, the camera, if you swipe in from the bottom and you get a menu of different settings. For example, if you wanna crop or change the color balance on your photo, then you can do that right hand here. That's Ubuntu Touch and I really, really like it. I'm Richard Trenholm of CNET. Look out for more cool tablet and phone stuff from MWC right here on CNET.

New releases

2015 Audi TT: New face and full...
6:42 October 30, 2014
Over the years the Audi TT has become one of the most recognisable sports cars on the road. Some dismissed...
Play video
Use a tablet as a photography...
2:08 October 30, 2014
Your iPad or Android tablet can be used as an instant photographic light. CNET's Lexy Savvides shows you how...
Play video
Huawei does the Honors in CNET...
35:27 October 30, 2014
Huawei has a new name for Europe, while drones are proving to be both good and evil this Halloween.
Play video
The 404 Show 1,572: Marvel phase...
34:31 October 30, 2014
Today Jeff and Iyaz discuss Marvel's phase 3 movie ambitions, the legalities of Spider-man, cancellation bear...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,565: Bayonetta 2...
34:16 October 30, 2014
Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive title that is getting near-perfect scores across the board, though a few...
Play video
ThinkPad 10 takes a kitchen sink...
2:30 October 30, 2014
With a large ecosystem of docks, keyboards, and covers, this 10-inch Windows 8 tablet can remake itself to...
Play video
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 tablets powers...
2:43 October 30, 2014
The 8.9-inch tablet adds item-identifying Firefly function and audio enhancing Dolby Atmos technology.
Play video
App that translates sign language...
1:37 October 30, 2014
Many millions of people worldwide live with a disabling hearing loss. Now a team of deaf entrepreneurs is...
Play video