Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, has revealed that the company has signed its first agreement to ship Ubuntu on high-end phones. The mobile version of the Linux-based OS will be offered on smartphones during 2014.
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Canonical notes these carriers will have “access to early information about Ubuntu and device manufacturer plans to support the OS, as well as the opportunity to be a launch partner for Ubuntu on smartphones.” This still gives Canonical control of Ubuntu, but allows for carriers to relay their feedback directly to the source.
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