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In the hour of crisis, the Linux brothers- Android and Ubuntu may team up to defend itself from the wrath of Apple.   
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Saturday, June 30, 2012 Catapulted in the heart of fierce smartphone battle, Android is allying with Ubuntu to chew off Apple's ever rising threat to the former's empire. Apple is steadily fortifying its consumer base by bringing in new trendy technology along with killer looks to its devices and Google is taking a serious note of the enemy advancements. However, a weak zone has been spotted in Apple's defences which Ubuntu can exploit. Apple's iPhone 'doesn't have the ability to dock and act like a computer.'

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Ubuntu has an alternative vision for smartphone/PC convergence and it's teaming with Android hardware makers on devices that will hit the market later in 2012, according to a CNET report. In the crisis hour, the Linux brothers- Android and Ubuntu may team up to defend itself from the wrath of the opposition. CNET noted Android had won over more users than Apple in 2010 and 2011 since Android was available on more carriers, and cost less than the then $200 base price of the iPhone.

Canonical is showing interest in the mobile industry as it demonstrated Ubuntu for Android at the Mobile World Congress in February. According to CNET, Ubuntu for Android allows a phone to function normally as a smartphone or when making calls, but Ubuntu takes over when the smartphone is docked, giving the user the feel of a standard computer.

"The Ubuntu solution is providing a complete PC operating system. Canonical has always seen the opportunity for Ubuntu for Android. It's something that's always been discussed, but once the hardware was ready then we realized the timing was good for this. [The software] is mature enough for us to engage with an OEM today," said Richard Collins, the Product Manager for Ubuntu for Android in a GMA report.

Debashis Sarkar, EFYTIMES News Network


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