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Canonical Enters Smartphone Market with Ubuntu Linux for Phones

Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system,this week announced Ubuntu for Phones.

"This is a hotly contested segment and we're very mindful of the caliber, scale and capacity of some of the incumbents in the phone market," Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu said in a press briefing. "But we think our vision is somewhat unique and we think we have some real advantages in reaching developers who are a key audience and a source of allies for us."

The plan with Ubuntu for Phones is to extend the same operating system used on desktop, servers and TVs to the bare metal of a smartphone.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Ubuntu Linux Lands on Smartphones

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.



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