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VIDEO: Canonical demonstrates its Ubuntu Phone

Andrew Sadauskas /

Linux software developer Canonical has announced the release of a smartphone platform based on its Ubuntu operating system.

According to OMG! Ubuntu!, the Ubuntu Phone will come in a low-end version aimed at dual-core ARM processors and a high-end version, requiring a quad-core ARM processor, that will operate a full desktop-version of Ubuntu when the device is docked.

While users of select handsets might be able to install Ubuntu Phone on their smartphone as a replacement for Android, Canonical is looking for a hardware partner to develop smartphones with Ubuntu Phone pre-installed.

Here is Canonical’s presentation:

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Andrew Sadauskas

Andrew Sadauskas is a former journalist at SmartCompany and a former editor of TechCompany.

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