Smartphones running the latest mobile OS, Ubuntu, will be available to the end users as from October this year. Last month, we told you about plans by canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, to launch the Ubuntu smartphone operating system and it looks like they will launch it sooner than expected.
Mark Shuttleworth, founder and CEO of Canonical Ltd. Said that developers will have access to the Ubuntu OS from the end of this month (February); he said all this during a meeting in New York earlier this week.
Mr. Shuttleworth also added that since the Ubuntu is and will be used to power a number of devices ranging from desktops to tablets, it will help corporate IT departments reduce the number of devices that they have to purchase and maintain. According to Canonical, smartphones running Ubuntu could easily be docked to larger screens and can be connected wirelessly to keyboards and other devices and one can also stream Windows-based applications to the devices from corporate servers.
Even with all these features and the backing of Canonical, Ubuntu Mobile OS will still face a hard task of penetrating the Smartphone Market that is currently dominated by Android and iOS.