The next CES will see the launch of the new Ubuntu OS for smartphones courtesy canonical. In a recent development, the manufacturer announced a distinctive smartphone interface for its popular operating system, Ubuntu, using the four edges of the screen for a more immersive experience.
Ubuntu only gives handset manufacturers and mobile operators the ability to converge phone, PC and Thin Clients in a single company superphone. “We expect Ubuntu to be popular in the enterprise market, allowing customers to provide a unique and secure all PCs, thin clients and telephone functions.
Ubuntu is already the most widely used Linux Enterprise Desktop with clients in a wide range of sectors focused on safety, cost and manageability, “said Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical.” We also see an opportunity in smartphones are used for basic telephone , SMS, Web and e-mail, which surpasses Ubuntu with its native database applications and elegant presentation. “Ubuntu is moving two main segments: the high end superphone, and Smartphone entry-level basic help operators to develop data usage among consumers who tend to use the phone and email but could include the use of web and e-mail on their phone.
ambitious Ubuntu also called prosumers who want a new experience with over Quick, richer low performance on a bill-of-material device. handset interface for Ubuntu introduces new distinctive user experiences for the mobile market, including: the magic Edge: thumb gestures of the four edges of the screen allow users to find content and switch between applications faster than other phones.
D’immersion depth content – controls appear only when the user wants. A global search for great applications, content and products . voice commands and text in any application for faster access to rich features. Natives and Web applications or HTML5. Evolution of custom art on the home screen. Ubuntu offers customization options compelling applications for partners, content and services. operators and OEMs can easily add their own brand offerings. Canonical personal cloud service, Ubuntu One, provides storage and media, file sharing service and secure transaction which allows partners to integrate their own service offerings easily. Canonical, it is easy to build phones with Ubuntu.
Society provides engineering services to unload the complexity of maintaining multiple code bases that is proved to be a common issue for manufacturers of smartphones, freeing the manufacturer to focus on the hardware design and integration. For silicon suppliers, Ubuntu is compatible with a typical Android package BSP (Board Support). It means that Ubuntu is ready for use on most models chipset cost-effectiveness.
Putting the phone Ubuntu, Canonical is uniquely positioned with a single operating system for client, server and cloud, and a family unified interface for the phone, the computer and the TV. “We are in a new era of technology convergence, with a unified operating system that underpins cloud computing, data centers, the computers and consumer electronics, “said Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Products and Vice President at Canonical. Meanwhile, it seems that the company is a phone to be released in the last quarter of 2013 or the first quarter of 2014. Given that Ubuntu is open source, a complete picture that can run Ubuntu on a Galaxy Nexus will be available within a few days or weeks.