Canonical to Showcase Ubuntu Core During This Year’s SCON and NXP FTF Conference

Ubuntu has been extensively working in its Snappy Core operating that the company build from the ground up for Internet of things and embedded systems.

Last week it was revealed that Canonical, Huawei and Le Maker have been having close door meetings on how to offer developers and IoT enthusiast the first binary image of Snappy Ubuntu core operating system.

This will be a special flavour of the well-known operating system that is optimised for IoT devices an example is LeMaker’s HiKey 96Boards.

These small but powerful Hikey 96Boards sport an octa-core 64-bit Kirin 620 processor – designed and manufactured by Huawei. The single board computer also features an ARM Mali 450-MP4 graphics processing unit which is capable of offering high-end top performance 3D graphics.


HiKey has put in a lot of effort in these boards to offer both efficiency and durability as the developers stated that these boards are able to deliver up to 10,000 Dhrystone VAX MIPS of total performance.

For those that are able to attend this year’s SCON, which is taking place in Austin, USA, we might get to chance to see both the Dell Edge Gateway 5000 and the Hikey Single-board computer sporting the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system.

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Canonical will also be present at the NXP FTF conference which is also taking place in Austin US, as the company will be exhibiting and showing off demos of Snappy Ubuntu Core on NXP/Freescale i.MX 6 chipsets in an industrial gateway set-up developed in partnership with Clouplug.

Canonical will be looking to use these events as baits to bring in more developers to the Linux community as the company showcases both its Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system as well as its Snap technologies.

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