Canonical has officially announced that its gonna launch the LINUX based operating system Ubuntu for all the devices including Servers, Desktop, Laptop, Tablet and Mobile Phones.One platform to fit all the devices from a Personal Super Computer to a Smartphone. Ubuntu OS for Smartphone is built around Android kernel and drivers, which does not use Java Virtual machine.
“Ubuntu uniquely gives handset OEMs and mobile operators the ability to converge phone, PC and thin client into a single enterprise superphone,” Canonical noted in a press release.
The user interface of Ubuntu is very efficient for multitasking. It relies heavily on edge swipes and access to different Apps and Files can be easily done without closing the currently running Apps. Users can flow naturally from App to App using the Edge magic. The phone becomes a full PC and thin client when docked.
Features of Ubuntu –
- Intellectual design and features.
- Evolving personalized art on the welcome screen.
- Edge magic: Simple natural swiping gestures from the edges of the screen to make it easier to access your content and switch between apps. Every edge of the phone is used, letting you move faster between apps, settings and content.
- Global Search option for Apps, Files and also for Web contents
- Cleaner and most spacious screen. Controls appear only when user wants them reducing screen cluster
- Gesture and Voice command for easy access
- Both native and web or HTML5 apps.
- Developers will be able to create one app, with twi interfaces: a smartphone UI, and, when docked, a desktop UI.
- No Lock Screen so no unlocking needs to be done before using the phone.
- All the apps include Ubuntu Personal Cloud Service
- Easy integration to Cloud Services
There is no phones yet available in the market with this OS as its still under development phase but Canonical did hint at the press conference that we might see the first devices in early-2014. Even though Canonical is a little late to launch a new operating system for Mobile devices, Still this OS has a lot of potential due to its unique features.Unlike Android, Ubuntu Phone OS has been designed from the ground up to deliver a ‘crisper, sharper’ experience on low-powered devices.