Verizon Wireless is the latest company to join Ubuntu’s Carrier Advisory group, which suggests that the US wireless carrier could be planning to offer phones running Ubuntu Phone OS at some point.
Ubuntu maker Canonical introduced the advisory group a few weeks ago as a way for wireless providers to help shape the future of the Linux-based smartphone operating system.
Members of the group get early access to details about the operating system and a chance to provide feedback to canonical, as well as the opportunity to be among the first to offer devices running Ubuntu’s touch-based operating system.
Other members of the group include Deutsche Telecom, Telecom Italia, Korea Telecom, and a number of other companies in Europe and Asia.
Verizon is the first US-based company to join the team. That’s not a guarantee that we’ll see an Ubuntu phone hit the big red network this fall, but it shows that Verizon is taking an interest.