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.
Ubuntu for phones
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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