Ubuntu smartphones to arrive in October says Canonical CEO

07 February, 2013
The Linux-based mobile OS will hit the Galaxy Nexus in a specially designed ROM at the end of February.

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  • AnonD-85006

Ubuntu Takeover, 08 Feb 2013HOLY CATZ!!! IS IT REALLY The Boy With The Red Hat? Omg man I h... moreu forgot firefox os.

  • AnonD-85006

Addy_Nexus, 08 Feb 2013Hi, Will this Ubantu os gonna hit all Galaxy Nexus Phones acr... moreIt will e custom rom, and you hav to flash ur phone with it urself.

  • Ubuntu Takeover

AnonD-4697, 07 Feb 2013Well I must believe until I see it working, world is full of goo... moreHOLY CATZ!!! IS IT REALLY The Boy With The Red Hat? Omg man I haven't seen you on this site for a looooong time.

How you been man?

It's me, Meego Revolution aka Tizen Takeover and now Ubuntu Takeover.

Glad to see ya back on here man.

  • Zzzz

Anonymouse, 07 Feb 2013Wouldn't it be wonderful if customers could buy just a phone (as... moreagreed...i would love to put android on iphone5 n use it....(" ")

  • Mr. J

I have an Xperia Arc S. Will it support the OS?

  • Addy_Nexus

Hi,

Will this Ubantu os gonna hit all Galaxy Nexus Phones across the globe including India?
And will it be OTA? and can we change back the os to android once updated to Ubantu?

Please help.... :)
Thanks

  • bravo

oh yeah another geek fone!!!

  • Primark

Anonymouse, 07 Feb 2013Wouldn't it be wonderful if customers could buy just a phone (as... morefunny thing is you actually can, but the only card as of the moment is android since it is the most open of the bunch, My xperia x8 for example can run windows 3.1 in it
http://www.techofweb.com/technology/install-wind­ows-31-android-phones.html
and I believe ubuntu on android is possible as well since both are linux based; anyways that is if a developer decides to spend time on it.

  • Zorril

I like the sound of this! Might have to move away from Android for awhile and give one a whirl!

  • jfhxb

in my sentiment ubuntu is not a very good os like windows and android..i use ubuntu on my pc and its boring and very complex to understand..its not user friendly so i remove it and using windows 7...but we see in future how ubuntu perform on mobiles...

  • NIRMAL

awesome dude

  • Anonymous

Desktop on mobile OS.... oh dear.. the battery gonna be bad just like android..

  • AnonD-109744

this is "GOOD" new to smartphone world....

We need multi competition rather than these 2 OS
conquer the market...

  • gama

A large number of qwality apps apps apps apps and QUALITY apps , camera and highest graphics
if any mobile os can have these powers then it can eesily defeat compatitor mOS , android is not a god ,
but yes android need compatitor mobile OS which have more hardware and graphical and camera supportiblity ,, otherwise soon i would like to see PC OS on running on mobile phones.
But yes why intell is not make peoples fool like others are doing by giving there Os , i hope they are the one who can eesily kick Andoid in garbage in future.

  • AnonD-4697

XATJX, 07 Feb 2013does Google OS (Chrome OS) bites on windows users ? if Chrome OS... moreagree in some points.

But the kernel are totally different from Android and Ubunto, and Google will not see with good eyes this.

Remeber Android is fro free distribution BUT Google stills own the OS, and I see Ubuntu can be stronger than WP in some ways, but not in all.

And Windows Desktop is totally different history from Windows Phone as Android mobile is from Linux desktop, I sincerely don´t see an bright future in Ubuntu Mobile OS from now, maybe in a near future, but Android is very strong to be bypassed so quick by Canonical and remembre Ubuntu is even not very popular between Linux-Hard users that they consider Ubuntu as "Linux Bastard" or "Unix for Dummies"

Hmmmm..fragmented since now from inside Linux users???

  • XATJX

AnonD-4697, 07 Feb 2013Yep I know but Linux on desktop is an disaster never got that bi... moredoes Google OS (Chrome OS) bites on windows users ? if Chrome OS can't compete Windows so Android shouldn't be more famous that windows phone !

and Since Ubuntu on mobile uses Android kernels and drivers (as Mark Shuttleworth said) so if you have android on your phone then you can have Ubuntu ! and since Ubuntu is open source like Android , I think at least Ubuntu has more chances than WP to grow!

  • AnonD-4697

AliTeh, 07 Feb 2013Just to mention , Android is also a Linux distribution! Yep I know but Linux on desktop is an disaster never got that bite on windows users, and both cores aren't the same, since Ubuntu apps winll not run on Android OS

  • AnonD-77889

AnonD-22628, 07 Feb 2013No it won't. A virus built for one operating system won't work o... moreActually it can. So long as the kernels for both operating systems are the same or close to the same for the least.

I like ubuntu as a desktop OS. Bought a samsung series 3 laptop last year october with windows 7 home premium and I installed ubuntu on top of it. In terms of smoothness ubuntu runs better overall(takes less ram and fewer background processes etc). But some drivers and software(especially the preinstalled samsung software) are not compatible. So in terms of overall compatibility windows wins.

  • anabol

Anonymouse, 07 Feb 2013Wouldn't it be wonderful if customers could buy just a phone (as... morethere always will be forum wars) it's human nature,you can't do much about it...

  • AliTeh

AnonD-4697, 07 Feb 2013Well I must believe until I see it working, world is full of goo... moreJust to mention , Android is also a Linux distribution!