ubuntu smartphone Ubuntu enters the smartphone market

The Linux-based operating system Ubuntu is heading to smartphones, adding yet another rival to an already tightly-packed arena.

The Linux-based operating system Ubuntu is heading to smartphones, adding yet another rival to an already tightly-packed arena.

 
The open source software, traditionally offered as a free alternative to Windows on laptops and desktop computers, has been adapted into a form suitable for mobile devices, offering a PC-like experience on a smaller screen.
 
Ubuntu will let users run apps designed for PCs on their smartphone, bringing the mobile experience almost full circle and opening the way for Microsoft to potentially provide a standard Windows experience in a mobile environment. 
 
The people behind Ubuntu hope to address the issue of working with complex software on tiny screens by using voice recognition to access interface features, but this may prove difficult, if not altogether impossible, for some software.
 
ubuntu smartphone Ubuntu enters the smartphone market
 
The founder of Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth, admitted that the platform will likely only attract a small fan base at first, but he suggested that people may want a full PC experience on a phone in the future, even going as far as to say that within the next three to five years Apple will be forced to make such a transition.
 
Shuttleworth also highlighted Microsoft's currents attempts to unify its desktop Windows experience with its mobile one, partially achieved through a shared core in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. He suggested that Windows 9 or 10 would complete this union.
 
Ubuntu for smartphones will initially be available as a download for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, replacing the pre-installed Android operating system, but Shuttleworth said he is in talks with device manufacturers to sell Ubuntu smartphones and even tablet computers later this year.
 
Source: BBC