Official Site says Ubuntu for phones will be properly shown off at CES between 8-11 January and that they're hoping manufactures of some phones will start shipping with Ubuntu already installed on their devices within the year.
So browsing the web this morning there was a news article that caught my eye. According to the BBC, Ubuntu is soon (around February time) to be ported to the Samsung Nexus, with plans to take it to other Android based phones and tablets shortly after.
According to the article it will be less system intensive, run the full suite of desktop apps and will be able to be ported back across a range of devices, breathing in new life to them along the way. They have also said that they’re urging developers to make tablet and phone sized, touch-screen friendly versions of their apps.
Personally, I really want to jump on this. As of late I’ve been starting to think that my Acer Iconia A500 is getting a bit slow and being able to flash Ubuntu on it would not only open up a wealth of new applications to try on it but it would also make my device feel new and fresh again, potentially saving me a couple of hundred quid in the process. It could also be the springboard I need to get learning what exactly Linux is and why its users rave about it so much. If it was a success on my tablet I would have no doubt about running an Ubuntu phone. Couldn’t be more excited.
Would you take your Android devices and remove the Android OS in favour of Ubuntu?