Canonical unveiled the latest foray into the mobile software market with a smartphone flavor of the popular Linux-based OS. Granted, you won’t be able to get your hands on it until early of next year. Well played, Canonical, well played.
The OS is based off of a popular Android kernel and uses the same drivers. However, it uses no Java Virtual Machine and vows to employ the “full power of the phone.” But let’s be real here- how powerful can Ubuntu be? Canonical says that Android hardware manufacturers will be able to load the software on to their devices with little modifications, as it is said to support both ARM and x86 processors.
Check out the video for Ubuntu’s introduction announcement!