Ubuntu smartphone launching October in two large markets

By Jos ยท 10 replies
Feb 7, 2013
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  1. Last month Canonical announced that a mobile version of Ubuntu would be arriving on a couple of smartphones towards the end of this year or early 2014. But now we have something closer to an actual release date courtesy of...

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  2. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,285   +242

    Sorry, I can't help myself from wondering:
    is it the year of the ubuntu linux desktop OS now?
    is it the year of the ubuntu phone OS now?
  3. roxxas2

    roxxas2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 65   +22

    You Wot M8?
  4. Mortalife

    Mortalife TS Rookie

    I guessed you missed, "On the software side Ubuntu for phones will reportedly run the full desktop operating system."
  5. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    I wonder what markets these are being released in. Hopefully they come to my area soon! I would love to get one of these. Also wonder if you could root a Android smartphone and put the Ubuntu OS on it... hmmm.
  6. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +86

    It's the same old story of compatibility..
  7. Apple have the iPad and Microsoft have office. Right now they are battling each other for supremacy, this could give another company an opening with open office on a mobile or tablet, could Ubuntu take up the challange, sadly when Ubuntu emerges as a threat they are likely to be squeezed out by the big two, however their efforts will benefit the consumer in the long run forcing Apple/MS to offer office on iPads, hopefully sooner rather than later.
  8. ArthurZ

    ArthurZ TS Rookie Posts: 79

    I doubt how it can be a full OS or the standard mobile hardware now going to outperform the cheapest laptop?

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 152   +10

    Obviously once you connect the phone to an external monitor, you will get the "Full desktop experience"
  10. ArthurZ

    ArthurZ TS Rookie Posts: 79

    I never would as at home I have a full blown desktop
  11. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    I think what they mean, is that the kernel is roughly the same. Much like the Android kernel is very similar to Linux.

    You can actually run full Ubuntu on Android phones right now. :)

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