Canonical unveils plans for a touch Ubuntu

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Through a canonical post announced that “images and open source code for the Ubuntu Developer Preview Touch will be published on Thursday 21 February, with support for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus smartphones 4 “, both from Samsung.

The organization responsible for the Ubuntu Linux distribution ensures that this launch is the latest step in a course for Ubuntu as an operating system for desktop computers to a platform able to be included in mobile devices.

The code to be released on Thursday is created expressly for “enthusiasts and developers,” to familiarize them with the experience of Ubuntu on smartphones and develop applications. Also announced that it will offer support for other devices.

The company has said that the general release of the operating system touch, Ubuntu 13.10, scheduled for October this year. The objective is to launch a bundle Canonical code capable computers, mobile devices and even smart TV.

The first ad on a version of Ubuntu for smartphones launched last January, when it said it would be available for both ARM-based processors to the traditional x86.

Although the touch version of Ubuntu for mobile devices is expected with interest, the fact is that you will not lack rivals, particularly Android and iOS, which currently account for 90% of the smartphone market . At his side will not only Blackberry or Windows Phone, but other less popular operating systems like Samsung Bada.

Attendees at Mobile World Congress , to be held in Barcelona between 25 and 28 February, will see at the booth of Canonical different devices with touch version of Ubuntu.

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