Ubuntu smartphone OS will shipped in October this year. Canonical CEO and founder Mark Shuttleworth said that Ubuntu for smartphones will also hit a couple of “large geographic markets”. Although he didn’t specify them, he told WSJ that “North America is absolutely a key market for Ubuntu.”.
Mr. Shuttleworth, Ubuntu has got the necessary attention from multiple carriers, which are going to back the new born mobile OS at its launch. However, which ones exactly remains a mystery. He said, the smartphones can be docked to larger displays, wirelessly connected to keyboards and other peripherals. It have Windows-based applications streamed to them from corporate servers. This would mean users could access all manner of corporate data through a single, pocket-sized device. “You can share Windows apps to the phone desktop,” said Mr. Shuttleworth during a meeting in New York Tuesday.
App developers and Ubuntu enthusiasts will have access to the Linux-driven OS as early as the end of this month when Canonical is going to release a special ROM for the Galaxy Nexus.