Ubuntu is developing what is most likely the most anticipated new mobile operating system of the year, and now it looks like Verizon has decided to come aboard and see what all the commotion is about. The telecom giant has officially become a member of the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group.
The Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group consists of a number of companies partnering with the open-source operating system developer Canonical to provide valuable feedback on the mobile operating systems software. This does not, however, mean that Verizon will become one of the launch partners but there's a good chance of this happening.
Other big-name partners on the board include T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom, China Unicom, as well as several other major players in the mobile phone market. Canonical says that the mobile version of Ubuntu still has a little ways to go even though the operating system landed in developers' hands back in February. At the moment, it still appears that an official launch will take place early next year, but there is still a lot of time left for future delays to pop up.
[Editor's note: We saw this operating system at CES 2013 and it looked quite good.]