Ubuntu has been striving hard to establish itself as a key smartphone player for some time now, and finally, its phone OS has found a device it can claim home to. Enter - Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, coming in from a Spanish company called BQ. More details can be found after the break.
Although the three major smartphone ecosystems are seen as iOS, Android and Windows Phone, there are actually several others also battling for recognition in the evermore crowded industry. As well as the likes of the revamped BlackBerry OS and Mozilla's Firefox effort, Canonical has been making waves with its attempt to bring the popular Ubuntu flavor of Linux to the small screen, dubbed as Ubuntu Phone OS. Having delivered impressively with its previews versions of the OS for both smartphone and tablet, it now looks as though Canonical is going to come through with its own smartphone; the Ubuntu Edge.
For the better part of the last few months, Ubuntu has been wowing technology enthusiasts and developers alike with its new flavors aimed at post-PC devices, including smartphones and tablets, known as Ubuntu Touch. Although users of Nexus devices have received a preview recently, Canonical has now announced that users of other tablet and smartphone devices will be able to get their hands on the new operating system very soon.
Canonical had promised the availability of its fabled (and much anticipated) Linux operating system for mobile devices, christened Ubuntu Touch, for Android-based Nexus devices starting February 21, and they have made good on their commitment. The developer preview of Ubuntu Touch was made available for download a few hours earlier, and when we reported that for you, we, too, made a promise for a guide on how to install the preview on your Android powered Nexus device. Well, without further ado, here we go. This article will lay down the steps for getting Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview up and running on your Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, 7 or 10.
Over the last few months, Ubuntu has branched out to smartphones and TVs, maintaining the underlying operating system while incorporating especially-designed user interfaces for each device. Today, Ubuntu has gone after a form factor that has received much press lately: tablets.
A couple of days back, we learned that Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux desktop operating system, would be bringing the Developer Preview of the smartphone version to the Nexus 4, as well as the already-confirmed Galaxy Nexus. As if the inclusion of the new, popular Google handset wasn't nice enough a surprise, Canonical has also revealed that tomorrow, February 19th, an announcement relating to tablet space will be made. With the banner "tick, tock, tablet time" accompanying a countdown timer on the Ubuntu website, it looks as though Canonical will be updating us on the progress of a tablet OS to match the smartphone version releasing in October.
Both Linux and smartphone enthusiasts everywhere have been eagerly looking forward to Ubuntu’s mobile operating system, which was first shown off to the world at the beginning of last month. Building up on the excitement, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has announced that devices running Ubuntu Phone OS will finally hit shelves in October of this year, just in time for this year’s holiday season, as opposed to 2014 as it had first been announced.
There was quite a bit of buzz about the Ubuntu Website earlier on today, as the countdown banner approached a special announcement at 8AM ET. The hints of a touch-based operating system were there for all to see, and today, the company behind the Debian Linux operating system has put fans out of their misery with the unveiling of a smartphone OS.