Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 19:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Expected, but still insanely cool: Canonical has just announced Ubuntu for phones. This is a new mobile phone operating system, with its own user interface and development platform. It's built around Qt5 and QML, and the interface reminds me of MeeGo on the N9. It's supposed to be on the shelves in early 2014, but the developer preview is out today.
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Based on android?
by linux-lover on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 21:20 UTC
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I am pretty sure Ubuntu Phone OS runs a standard GNU/Linux stack. On phoronix forums they say it is running

I think you are confused with Ubuntu for android, which is a seperate product for phones that run android as the OS. Ubuntu for android is like an app. You plug the phone in to a dock on a PC and the screen becomes a full ubuntu unity desktop on the PC, running off the phone's hardware. Only available to OEMs.

Ubuntu for android has an ETA of q4 2013, and Ubuntu phone is eta on q1 2014.

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