Ubuntu OS coming to smartphones, devices coming early 2014

Ubuntu Phone

Canonical Ltd., a software company behind Ubuntu OS has announced that it’s going to release its OS for smartphones giving consumers a unified experience of TVs, phones and PCs. The new UI will feature new UI in order to provide better experience for its users.

“We expect Ubuntu to be popular in the enterprise market, enabling customers to provision a single secure device for all PC, thin client and phone functions. Ubuntu is already the most widely used Linux enterprise desktop, with customers in a wide range of sectors focused on security, cost and manageability,” said Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical. “We also see an opportunity in basic smartphones that are used for the phone, SMS, web and email, where Ubuntu outperforms thanks to its native core apps and stylish presentation.”

The OS has support for both ARM and x86 processors and so it could be run on most of todays’s Android smartphones without too much efforts. The OS will have both web-based as well as native apps. Unfortunately, there is still no news regarding what kind of hardware to expect, other than the fact we are looking at a 2014 release.

Watch the video of Ubuntu for Android below.
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