Canonical to launch first Ubuntu smartphone

Canonical to launch first Ubuntu smartphoneAccording to several reports, Canonical is planning to launch the first smartphone powered by Ubuntu software in the market.

The UK based has not announced the companies that will partner it for handset as well as the telecom services in the country. Reports have indicated that the company might launch the new smartphones within this year.

The smartphones powered by Ubuntu-based operating system might be available in October 2013. Ubuntu for smartphones was showcased at an event in the previous year and platform has been under development since that time and several enthusiasts and mobile industry watchers are eagerly waiting for its launch in the market.

The Ubuntu mobile OS is expected to be available in two large geographic markets by the month of October. Mark Shuttleworth, founder and chief executive officer of Canonical has reportedly said that the telecom service providers are also looking to break the dominance of Google and Apple devices in the market.

Ubuntu mobile operating system with compete with the likes of Google Android, Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS platforms in the market. The company will release more details at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

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