The latest version of Ubuntu Core provides improved processing for industrial apps and robotics.

Ubuntu developer Canonical recently announced the availability of Ubuntu Core’s latest version, a containerized OS for IoT and edge devices. The OS allows real-time computing in industrial apps and robotics. Ubuntu Core was designed specifically for low-power devices at the edge.

It’s increasingly secure, resilient, and lightweight. In addition, it’s supported by an expanding network of ODM and silicon partners. This OS’s key features are containerized with key elements broken into packages called ‘snaps’. Every snap functions within a separate sandbox, including the application’s dependencies, ensuring it’s both resilient and portable.

Real-time kernel

Since the latest version is powered by Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, consumers can expect low latency, high performance, and workload predictability for use cases that are time-sensitive in telecommunications, robotics, automotive, and industrial sectors.

The company said it is “fully preemptible,” ensuring devices and apps will offer fixed-term responses. Canonical has associated with various hardware and silicon manufacturers to guarantee it can offer real-time capacities on all hardware certified by Ubuntu. The company said all devices running the OS will feature dedicated ‘internet of things’ app stores, ensuring users can fully control which app it operates. It acts as an advanced management solution.

Chief Executive Mark Shuttleworth said Canonical aims to offer a reliable, secure open-source OS that operates everywhere, from the cloud to development environments, for every individual and edge device. “With this release and Ubuntu’s real-time kernel, we are ready to expand the benefits of Ubuntu Core across the entire embedded world.”