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Ubuntu for phones makes its official debut

Katherine Noyes | Jan. 3, 2013
It's been close to a year since Canonical announced Ubuntu for Android, the smartphone version of its popular Linux distribution that's designed to launch the full Ubuntu desktop when an Android phone is docked with a keyboard and monitor.

It's certainly exciting to see the popular Ubuntu Linux expanding its reach even further, and I look forward to watching the progress of this new software.

At the same time, it's difficult not to be at least a bit concerned by the fate of the NexPhone--not to mention Motorola's Atrix 4G, which found only lukewarm success for the docking concept.

Particularly confusing, meanwhile, is that this new entry is apparently different from Ubuntu for Android.

In any case, do consumers really want the power of the desktop on their mobile devices? Is Ubuntu too late to the mobile game? I can't help but wonder.


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