Ubuntu Ready to Compete with Android Smartphones
Linux Ubuntu Smartphone
Linux-based mobile operating system Ubuntu finally officially introduced by Canonical, on Thursday (01/03/2013). This means that soon will be available in the market of Smartphones and tablet devices that use the Linux operating system Ubuntu.
As reported by the official website of Ubuntu, Ubuntu-based devices for the new mobile will be available in late 2013. In addition, the vendor is not known which one will produce the first commercial devices with this operating system.
Hailed as competitors Android and iOS, Ubuntu-based devices for mobile devices mentioned will come with a price not too high. Ubuntu version has been designed in order to remain able to work in an entry-level device though.
The entry-level device in question here has a minimum specification Cortex A9 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM. Aside from being able to work in entry-level device, the operating system must be able to work well in the high-end, with a minimum specification Quad-core A9 processor and 1GB of RAM.
This operating system supports the ARM and x86-based processors. With such support, this device can use PC processors, such as Intel Atom.
Ubuntu for this mobile comes with the kernel and drivers are the same as Google's operating system, Android. This could be very profitable for the developer. They no longer need to build or write application code from scratch.
Linux Ubuntu for this phone comes with support for programming language HTML5. Given this support, developers can create applications that work for PC and Smartphone devices.
Canonical is a developer of open-platform operating system Linux Ubuntu. The company is also in charge of developing Ubuntu for mobile.