Ubuntu Mobile OS Will Come To Phones In 2014

Canonical took the wraps off its Ubuntu mobile operating system today. Ubuntu for Android combines the Android mobile operating system and the Linux-based desktop OS, so when you dock the handset, you get the full desktop OS. Android manufacturers are expected to start rolling out these devices early next year.

The mobile version of Ubuntu is built around Google’s Android OS, and it promises to take advantage of multi-core handsets to bridge both the mobile experience of Android and the productivity of the Ubuntu desktop experience. So you can have one address book, inbox, set of bookmarks and call log in one device. You’ll be able to dock (or undock) your phone to a keyboard, mouse and large monitor to seamlessly switch from mobile to desktop mode.

The Verge reports that the Ubuntu handsets will be arriving in early 2014, with features such as unique gestures for app switching, universal search and built-in voice commands.

What do you think of these upcoming dockable phones?

Ubuntu for Phones [Ubuntu via The Verge]

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