Ubuntu Phone OS coming to developers this month, should see phone sales early winter 2013

Ubuntu Phone coming in October, developers to get early access this month.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Thu, Feb 7 2013 1:59 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

When we first heard about Ubuntu's plan to develop a mobile OS, we were stoked to say the least. The reported launch date of Q1 2014 did disappoint us though, but now we are hearing word of an official launch in October of this year.

Ubuntu Phone OS coming to developers this month, should see phone sales early winter 2013 | TweakTown.com

Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical, one of the leading contributors and primary backer of the Linux based open source Ubuntu operating system, has said that developers will have early access to the new mobile OS later this month with the first official public release happening sometime in October.

Shuttleworth thinks that the Ubuntu mobile OS will allow corporate mobile phone customers to better integrate with their existing Linux based servers, and will allow streaming capabilities not yet seen in iOS, Android, BlackBerry or Windows based mobile operating systems. It would also allow users to simply plug their phone into their desk monitor and boot straight into Ubuntu, making the user's entire workstation portable.

NEWS SOURCE:mashable.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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