Ubuntu Smartphones Coming This October, Confirms Canonical CEO

Ubuntu smartphones, based on the popular Linux OS, will be hitting the markets this October says the  founder and CEO of Canonical Ltd, Mark Shuttleworth. The confirmation finally came in an interview to the Wall Street Journal. Shuttleworth made the comments during a meeting in New York on Tuesday.

Currently, the Ubuntu mobile OS presently works only on the Google Nexus Phone, ( released by Samsung). Ubuntu has released an open-source code as a file and users can install it on their Nexus phone. The OS will replace Android once you choose to install it.

Ubuntu smartphones can be connected to bigger screens and wirelessly connected to keyboards etc. Ubuntu also hopes to give users access to Windows apps and devices via their Ubuntu smartphone.

According to the Ubuntu website, the entry level smartphone will have a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, between 512MB to 1GB RAM and around 4-8 GB storage space plus microSD card.

The High-end Ubuntu superphone will come with a quad-core A9 or an Intel Atom processor. The device will have minimum 1GB RAM, minumum 32 GB space and SD support. This is will also allow syncing with Desktop unlike the entry level smartphone.

An app store is still in the works. For now, web apps written in HTML 5 for all other platforms should run on the Ubuntu OS. The phones will be touchscreen based.(source-http://www.firstpost.com)

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