Canonical is becoming one of the biggest players in today's market and goes head to head with Apple and Google by launching Ubuntu for smartphones. We can't really say it's much of a surprise, but still, Ubuntu going to smartphones is one of the few directions left for Canonical.
According to Canonical, Ubuntu uniquely gives handset OEMs and mobile operators the ability to converge phone, PC and thin client into a single enterprise superphone.
"We expect Ubuntu to be popular in the enterprise market, enabling customers to provision a single secure device for all PC, thin client and phone functions. Ubuntu is already the most widely used Linux enterprise desktop, with customers in a wide range of sectors focused on security, cost and manageability" said Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical.
Canonical is also targeting basic smartphones that are used just for their simple functions such as email, SMS and Web.
Ubuntu for smartphones has a few features that will set it apart from the direct competition, Google and its Android OS.