Ubuntu Announces Smartphone OS, Will Show It Off At CES
Unfortunately, no actual hardware or carrier support has been announced. And in today's world, you won't get far without either. That said, the OS looks absolutely beautiful, and because it uses the same drivers as Android, there should be plenty of API / dev support already in the waiting. The SDK will allow programmers to craft HTML5 apps, and because there's just one OS for all form factors, a single app can have interfaces for phone and desktop – in just one upload to one store. And, in theory, if a phone were crafted with docking abilities, you could turn the phone into a full-fledged Linux PC with the right peripherals.
The company will be on-hand at CES next week, presumably wooing OEMs and vendors who may be interested in offering yet another promising platform. But, with WP8's trouble to gain ground and RIM's impending comeback, we have to wonder if the world has room for another mobile OS? What do you think? Sound off in the comments section below.