Coming Soon to a Smartphone Near You: Ubuntu

The popular open-source operating system Ubuntu is coming to smartphones.

Canonical, Ubuntu’s commercial sponsor, announced its new smartphone interface Tuesday. The company will be holding a press call later this afternoon, and showing off the OS at CES.

This isn’t Ubuntu’s first foray into devices outside of the desktop. Over the last few years, Canonical has spent time investing in Ubuntu for TV sets and building out its cloud infrastructure. Over the last 18 months, Ubuntu has shifted into integrating more touch-friendly controls and better touchscreen support into Ubuntu on the desktop.



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