Ubuntu Takes Aim at Smart Phones, Tablets and TVs

By David Knight |

The man behind Ubuntu is set to reveal that a new version of the operating system will be released for smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, will reportedly reveal the news officially at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Florida this week.

According to Zdnet, Shuttleworth said: “This is a natural expansion of our idea as Ubuntu as Linux for human beings. As people have moved from desktop to new form factors for computing, it’s important for us to reach out to our community on these platforms. So, we’ll embrace the challenge of how to use Ubuntu on smartphones, tablets and smart-screens.”

Ubuntu, which is free open source software, will be taking on iOS, Android and Windows in a smart gadget battle, with Shuttleworth admitting he saw “Android as its primary competitor.”