Canonical targets Android devices with Ubuntu Touch

Ubuntu Touch OS to launch October 17

20 SEP 2013

Canonical, the firm behind the Linux-based Ubuntu Touch mobile OS, has announced a 17 October launch date for Saucy Salamander, an OS release that includes Touch and which can be installed on a range of Google Nexus devices – Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

Canonical’s QA community coordinator Nicholas Skaggs, in a blog, said kinks in the new release are being ironed out.

The Android move follows Canonical’s failed crowd-funding effort to launch Ubuntu Edge, its own smartphone.

In an interview with the UK’s Guardian, however, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth claimed that smartphone manufacturers have been intrigued by the Ubuntu open platform, hinting perhaps that the production of an Ubuntu Edge smartphone cannot be discounted just yet.


Ken Wieland

Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight...More

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