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: