Ubuntu hitting Samsung Galaxy Nexus in February
Ubuntu will arrive in February, initially available as an exclusive download for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The Ubuntu smartphone operating system will be available to download for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus first and as early as February, creator company Canonical has revealed.
Speaking at CES 2013, Canonical revealed the rollout plan which would see an optional build of Ubuntu being made available to download in only a few weeks time.
Apparently Ubuntu will run on a range of devices but requires code and drivers to be specially created for individual phone models in order to become compatible.
Canonical has already done this for the Galaxy Nexus but hasn’t revealed plans for other phones yet, although being open source it remains possible that enthusiasts or manufacturers can adapt the code themselves.
Ubuntu is designed to work with a wide range of hardware and both high-end and low-end phones should be able to run it capably.
HTML 5 applications are fully supported and it is supposedly very easy for developers to convert or create content – Ubuntu representatives believe we’ll very quickly see a rich app ecosystem spring up to cater for the platform.