To start 2013, Canonical gave us a surprise by announcing the release of Ubuntu Phone OS. It is an adaptation of their operating system for smartphones.
Technically, we already know that Ubuntu Phone is built around a core Android that does not carry a JAVA virtual machine and it supports x86 and ARM. Mode “dockable” is also provided, so you can use your smartphone as a real desktop.
Personally, I am skeptical about the success that this project should meet. In fact, it’s been a few years Android and iOS dominate the smartphone market and Canonical comes a little late. Especially since the first devices running on this system should arrive towards the end of the year.
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