Ever since the start of the smartphone era which predominantly began with Nokia and Symbian, new faces emerged trying to monopolize this market. Companies like RIM, Microsoft, Google with their Android, and Apple all came to the front lines of this battle which quickly put down the previously popular Symbian OS. Now there comes a new army to battle, Ubuntu – a Linux based OS which recently announced it will be joining the mobile market with its launch of the Ubuntu Mobile OS.
Ubuntu promises to make their mobile experience much more personal where the phone “reflects you” and places a great emphasis on convergence of the phone with other Ubuntu devices, where a touch of the phone can access your PC, TV etc.
Ubuntu boasts that it has leading developers and device manufactures lined up to join this mobile revolution, there hasn’t been any mention of utilizing this OS on the Tablet platform but maybe that is in the future to come (most likely). Ubuntu plans on releasing two phones for their launch: a low end phone for users who just mainly talk and text but still make use of web based privileges and a second high end phone for the more in depth smartphone users.
The clean look of this OS will definitely pull consumers who are always searching for a better product. The UI is much less cluttered than other platforms which gives each app a full dive experience. It will be interesting to see how it fares in this already highly competitive market. Something to look forward to.
This article was written by Donald