Canonical is apparently going to launch their first Ubuntu-powered smartphones in October this year, and in the meanwhile they’ve open the platform up to developers so that they can ready their apps for launch day.
Ubuntu released an early version that runs on Google’s Galaxy Nexus, so that developers can test out their apps, but the new mobile OS is entering a world dominated by iOS and Android, and new players like Microsoft’s Windows Phone and recently launched Blackberry’s BB10 OS.
Ofcourse the OS does have fans of open-source that appreciate the platform, so maybe Canonical will manage to get a large enough marketshare, eh? Either way we’ll let you know how it goes folks.
[button target=”_blank” style=”” class=”” link=”http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57568089-94/ubuntu-os-smartphones-to-hit-stores-in-october/”]CNET[/button]