Ubuntu Coming to Mobile Devices

CheeseMan42 - October 31, 2011 06:16PM in Operating Systems

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu operating system, announced at its developer conference this week that it will bring Ubuntu to mobile devices in the future. The entry into the mobile market isn't expected until version 14.04, which puts it about two and a half years away. According to CEO Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu 14.04 "will power tablets, phones, TVs and smart screens from the car to the office kitchen, and it will connect those devices cleanly and seamlessly to the desktop, the server and the cloud." The mobile versions of Ubuntu will run on Intel, AMD, and ARM processors, which should give coverage to the entire market. Ubuntu provides a great desktop operating system, but by the time it becomes available, Android and Apple will likely have improved even more. It will be tough for Ubuntu to break into this crowded market and any sort of success may be hard to come by.