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HTC Source | January 20, 2018

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Could HTC have a tablet running Ubuntu up their sleeves?

Could HTC have a tablet running Ubuntu up their sleeves?

We are on the eve of HTC’s first big flagship phone announcement of the year and the suspense just keeps getting better and better!

HTC has had a count down for several days for a multi-country launch party for something new. The rumors we have brought to you so far have all been about this HTC One/M7 device and all of you want to get your hands on it as much as we do. But what if we told you there is a possibility something totally unexpected could be announced tomorrow along with the HTC One/M7?

Before we get into the gushy details of the latest rumor, let us point out that mid to late last year we learned the HTC had no immediate plans to work on an Android tablet and before that, Microsoft shot down any hopes HTC had of producing a Windows tablet based off HTC’s previous track-record of miserably launching tablets around the globe.

Over ten hours ago, HTC posted this teaser photo via the @HTCGlobal instagram account. The photo is very mysterious, because it looks like there are different shaped objects under those cloths. Not even the typical smartphone packaging looks as wide as the closest object to the camera, so what could be under there…

What hidding under those cloths

Coincidentally, shortly after this photo was posted someone noticed a count down timer on Ubuntu’s website that somewhat matches up to the same time as the count down timer on HTC’s website (though we noticed it is two minutes off, but that is probably irrelevant).

What if HTC wanted to blow our socks completely off and was able to keep such a big secret with the group responsible for Ubuntu? There is little information on as to what and where to expect any news on a tablet reveal and the invites for HTC’s event have been out for at least a month. None of the teaser photos until today have led us to suspect anything other than the HTC One/M7 would be presented and since there is little truth to go on with these two companies paired up, we are just going to have to tune in to HTC Source’s own Nick Gray as he will be on site for the big reveal.

Source: Droid-Life via DroidDog

About Andy Medders

With over a decade of IT experience working in and for the US Army, Andy has helped implement pilot programs using Android devices at work and helps others learn how to turn a smartphone into a tool for getting things done. He started a blog about HTC as an outlet to share HTC news without spamming his friends on common social networks, but decided to combine forces with HTCSource to have more of an impact on the HTC community. Andy has had an HTC in his pocket since the days of the T-Mobile MDA.


  1. Brady

    The two countdown clocks match up exactly now on my computer! Exciting stuff if this is true!

  2. hal j

    I hope HTC will stick with android. IF they do its time upgrade

  3. Eric

    omg, that’s completely out of the left field. If HTC makes a Ubuntu tablet, I might just have to get my first tablet.

  4. I waiting for HTC and ubuntu to come together. If HTC launches a ubuntu phone, i would be the first one to buy it.