Canonical Announced First Ubuntu Smartphone Manufacturers

Earlier this year we reported that Ubuntu would reveal its first smartphone later on this year and now it seems that the time has come. As couple of days back Canonical announced that it had signed contract with the smartphone manufacturers: Spain's bq and China's Meizu to bring the first Ubuntu smartphone. 

The development of the smartphones is now under progress with the partners- said Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu and Canonical's founder in a teleconference. Its said that these devices will only be available from bq, Meizu, and

Shuttleworth also added that, “The mobile industry has long been looking for a viable alternative to those that reign today. Ubuntu puts the control back into the hands of our partners and presents an exciting platform for consumers, delivering an experience which departs from the tired app icon grid of Android and iOS and provides a fluid, content-rich experience for all.”

He also said that Canonical is working with ISV (Independent Software Vendor) to bring the best applications to Ubuntu. To get to the market quicker company has to bring top 50 Android and iOS apps to Ubuntu. We might see the shipping of Ubuntu smartphones later this year.

Benny Singh
Forever Tinkering With Gadgets

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