Barcelona, Spain – New mobile operating systems at Mobile World Congress (MWC), arguably, generated more buzz than anything else, and Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch preview may have taken the lead as the most popular new mobile OS among the crowd.
Ubuntu recently released an OS for a few Android devices like the Google Nexus 4,7, and 10. Sure, devices running the OS are limited at this point, but Ubuntu has big plans for the future.
Android watch out, a new cowboy is in town and he means business.
Ubuntu Touch is a brand new tablet and smartphone OS — not a knock-off, reengineered OS. As enthusiasts and developers have seen before, there’s a certain finesse when it comes to developing an original OS — and Ubuntu Touch nailed the interface design, bringing something truly unique to the market.
The Ubuntu Touch preview showcased Ubuntu’s active interaction features like intuitive, multi-edge swiping for easy application and screen navigation, a growing list of native and third-party applications, a reinvented inbox for messaging, and a unique photo gallery that makes finding and sharing photos a breeze.
Canonical’s CEO, Jane Silber, stated earlier that the OS would be released in two major geographical markets during the month of October, but didn’t let on to which two markets those would be — some believe these might be the North American and European markets, but these are only speculations at this point.
Here’s Ubuntu Touch for mobile phones:
Here’s Ubuntu Touch for tablets:
What do you think of the Ubuntu Touch preview? Is it an OS you’re dying to get your hands on? Let’s discuss Ubuntu’s claim to fame in the comments below.
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