Ubuntu Will Power Smartphones, Canonical Announced
Article by George Norman
On 03 Jan 2013
Canonical started the year by announcing that its popular Ubuntu operating system will power smartphones and will provide an immersive experience.



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On Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, Canonical announced that a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system will be made available to network operators, OEMs, and silicon vendors. The company touted the fact that Ubuntu for mobile will come with a beautiful interface, will provide an immersive inexperience, and will bring together phone, PC, and TV.

“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.”

Customers who get an entry level smartphone powered by Ubuntu will have access to a fast and beautiful interface that has the following to offer: thumb gestures from all four edges of the screen, controls appear only when the user wants them, global search for apps/content/products, voice and test commands in any application, evolving personalized art on the welcome screen.

Customers who get a high-end superphone powered by Ubuntu will get to enjoy a full PC experience when the device is docked with a monitor, keyboard and mouse. Ubuntu, as Canonical explained, gives handset OEMs and mobile operators the ability to converge phone, PC and thin client into a single enterprise superphone.

“We’re shaping the future of personal computing. Ubuntu is proven on the desktop, and uniquely positioned to be at the heart of the next wave of consumer electronics, combining a beautiful hand-held touch interface with a full PC experience when docked,” commented Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and VP Products at Canonical.






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