Android woes could be an opportunity for Ubuntu smartphones
Posted on: 03/07/2014 11:16 AM

A Linux-based 'superphone' could draw interest from professionals worried by Android security flaws and Google's intentions, argues V3's Daniel Robinson

Android woes could be an opportunity for Ubuntu smartphones


This triggered eager anticipation among some members of the V3 team, including yours truly, as Canonical's original vision for an Ubuntu phone sounded like a compelling prospect, as well as a novel one for those of us who have seen smartphones become ever-more generic over recent years as vendors try to copy Apple's formula for success.

First disclosed early last year, Canonical proposed a version of Ubuntu with a touch-optimised user interface that could run on high-end smartphone hardware. While some mobile platforms, notably Android, are already underpinned by the Linux kernel, Ubuntu for phones was going to be the real deal; it would be able to run full Linux applications as well as HTML5 web apps optimised for mobile devices.



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