Why Mark Shuttleworth thinks Ubuntu on phones will outclass Android

Posted by BernardSwiss on Jan 3, 2013 11:04 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Jon Brodkin
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The smartphone market is already dominated by iPhone and Android, with RIM losing prominence, Windows Phone making a charge at third place, and various other operating systems aiming for elusive name recognition. So why should carriers and handset makers warm to Ubuntu, and why should anyone buy an Ubuntu phone?

In short, Shuttleworth believes that Ubuntu will be more user-friendly for people who barely know how to use a smartphone, and he says it will offer a more powerful alternative to Android at the high end for several reasons, including Ubuntu's ability to operate across mobile devices and desktops.

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