Ubuntu phone to be released in October

Ubuntu phone to be released in October

Canonical kicked off 2013 with a bang when they officially announced that they will enter the smartphone scene with Ubuntu for Mobile OS. Following the announcement, Canonical founder and CEO Mark Shuttleworth has recently divulged the company’s plans of releasing the first Ubuntu smartphone this October.

In preparation for the impending launch, Mr Shuttleworth also mentioned that app developers will be given a Samsung Galaxy Nexus handset running on Ubuntu starting this month. The company is hoping that this early start will bring in more functionality to the OS as well as apps.


Ubuntu phone

It said that the Canonical is planning to release their upcoming handset in two major geographic markets, but didn’t exactly mention which. However, when asked by Wall Street Journal if North America is one of the two markets, Mr. Shuttleworth said that “North America is absolutely a key market for Ubuntu.”


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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7 Responses

  1. While Android is still on the verge of success, let’s all welcome Ubuntu. It’s going to be a Linux dominated market soon.

  2. Adrian says:

    More OS = More Fun


    tara na mag jolen sa bakanteng lote sa may mangga hahaha

  3. Ian says:

    I like the Ubuntu interface. It could be the best in history of Mobiles. I’m just itching to know if how much is Ubuntu Touch here in the Philippines?? So I can start savin’ money :)

    Thanks. ^_^

    • Ian says:

      By the way, we could add each other on FB :)
      My name is Ellaine Well. Thanks ^_^

    • nathaniel garcia says:

      us will be around 200 to 400$ so in the Philippines, it will be approximately around 10 to 12K. just maybe.

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