Ubuntu for smartphones hits RTM (release to manufacturing) stage

The first smartphones to run Ubuntu software could ship later this year, and they’re expected to sell for between $200 and $400. Development of the open source operating system for smartphones and tablets has been taking place in public view, and there are tools that let anyone try a pre-release build of Ubuntu on existing phones, tablets, […]

Streamlining Ubuntu Touch: Official support for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 only

The developers of Ubuntu Touch for smartphones and tablets are streamlining their platform and will officially support just two devices in the coming months: The Google Nexus 4 smartphone and Google Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. Members of the developer community will still be able to port the touchscreen-friendly version of Ubuntu to run on other […]

Canonical launches Ubuntu and Android dual boot preview

The makers of Ubuntu Linux launched a preview version of the operating system for smartphones and tablets in February, 2013. Users have been installing and testing the software on Android devices with unlocked bootloaders ever since. But up until recently if you wanted to test Ubuntu, you had to replace the Android software on your […]

First stable build of Ubuntu for phones, tablets coming October 17th

Canonical has confirmed that the first phone-friendly version of Ubuntu will be ready to launch when Ubuntu 13.10 goes live on October 17th. The same day the latest version of Ubuntu for desktop and notebook computers is released, the first stable build of Ubuntu Touch will be available for installation on support phones and tablets […]

Ubuntu Edge: Canonical wants to build a crowd-funded Linux/Android phone (needs $32 million in 31 days to do it)

The developers of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system want to build a phone. It’s called the Ubuntu Edge, and you may have already heard of it. But it turns out the plans for Edge might make it the most ambitious smartphone ever designed… if it ever gets made. Here’s the short version: It’s a […]

Verizon joins Ubuntu advisory group: Ubuntu Phone OS coming to America?

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 […]