Canonical is working on an for smartphone/PC convergence and it's teaming with Android hardware makers on devices that will hit the market soon.
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Saturday, August 04, 2012:
Here is a treat for the open source technology lovers. Android is allying with Ubuntu posing competition against Apple's ever rising threat. The Linux brothers- Android and Ubuntu may team up to defend themselves from the wrath of Apple.
As reported earlier, Canonical is working on smartphone/PC convergence and it's teaming with Android hardware makers on devices that will hit the market soon. 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. 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.
Want to have a look at what Ubuntu for Android look like? Here it is-