Ubuntu finally comes to mobile in 2013 and Ubuntu Phone OS coming in 2014

Ubuntu maker Canonical is getting into the smartphone business in a big way. The company has announced it’s developing a version of its popular Linux-based operating system designed to run on smartphones, with the first Ubuntu Phone OS handsets scheduled to hit the streets in 2014 and Ubuntu on Android in 2013.

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Meanwhile, this year the company plans to partner with Android smartphone makers to ship the first devices featuring “Ubuntu on Android,” a solution that lets you dock your Android phone to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to use your phone as a full-fledged desktop computer. When you’re away from your desk, you can use your phone as a normal Android handset.

  • It is highly compatible with the current line of operating systems so the current manufacturers for android devices will not have much to worry about with regards to compatibility.
  • It requires the same drivers as those of android only with lesser memory requirements.
  • It wont be using the Java Virtual Machine unlike android do that the OS has complete control over the device.
  • The galaxy nexus 4 is the phone on which it is currently being tested and initial results have been well received.
  • The use of thumb gestures to ply a huge role in navigation through the system.
  • Multitasking would be much more efficient and battery usage is also a notch higher than that if other operating systems currently in the market.
  • It is highly secure but will also allow porting of android apps to its platform.
  • Canonical says that they have improved the design is also better than most of the operating systems of the  current generation.
  • The file system structure is much more organized.
  • It will always be connected to the Ubuntu cloud and the storage will be higher than that of current cloud service providers.
  • Canonical has roped in multiple partners for equipment manufacturing and the first phone may be an asus device.
 

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