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First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones

February 7, 2013, 1:29 pm
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • In an attempt to get a foothold in the smartphone market which is already dominated by Google's Android, Canonical Ltd is soon going to release its Ubuntu OS for smartphones.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • According to a Wall Street Journal report, smartphones running Ubuntu OS are on their way and will be available to customers in October this year.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • Mark Shuttleworth, the founder and CEO of Canonical, said that app developers will get access to the OS later this month.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • Though the comapny has not made it clear that which all smartphones will be seen running the Ubuntu OS, but it has been made clear that application developers will get to play with the operating system on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • CNET reports, the Ubuntu OS, which is being ready for small screens, will use the same drivers as Android smartphones; it will also be able to run on entry-level smartphones.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • "Ubuntu for phones will use native apps, which means that developers can create a single app for both the desktop and the PC. This will let users easily move between devices. The OS also favours swiping gestures to reveal navigation strips and overview pages," reports CNET.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • With all-native core apps and no Java overhead, Ubuntu is claimed to run well on entry-level smartphones %u2013 yet it uses the same drivers as Android.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • According to the Wall Street Journal report, carriers are interested in the smartphone, but it's still not clear that who all are planning to partner with Canonical for the Ubuntu OS.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • Ubuntu uses natural swiping gestures from the edges of the screen to make it easier than ever to access your content and switch between apps.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • Every edge of the phone is used, letting you move faster between apps, settings and content.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • A short swipe from the left edge of the screen is all it takes to reveal your favourite apps.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • Ubuntu lets you switch faster between running and favourite apps than any other phone.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • Page either left or right from the home screen to see the content you use most.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • A full left-to-right swipe reveals a screen showing all your open apps, while a swipe from the right brings you instantly to the last app you were using.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • Ubuntu uniquely enables a new category of convergence device %u2013 phones that dock to become full PCs and thin clients %u2013 enabling enterprise IT departments to replace phones, thin clients and laptops with a single secure corporate device.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • Ubuntu is a Linux-based operating system for computing. Operators have room to enhance Ubuntu with their own services, content, apps and branding without breaking compatibility with the broader Ubuntu app ecosystem.
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones
  • First look: Ubuntu OS smartphones