Canonical today announces it has signed agreements with mobile device manufacturers bq (Spain) and Meizu (China) to bring Ubuntu smartphones to consumers globally. Canonical is working with these partners to ship the first Ubuntu devices on the latest hardware in 2014. Ubuntu has also received significant support from the world’s biggest carriers, some of which intend to work with OEM partners to bring phones to market this year.
Good news for Canonical.
Ubuntu isn’t my favorite flavor of desktop linux these days, but they seem to be more committed to mobile ( read non laptop) devices than the rest. Its a risky bet, but one that has an obvious pay off if it works. I need to give ubuntu another chance on my tablet.