In a big announcement made by Canonical this week, the company announced Ubuntu OS for smart-phones. This OS for smart phones comes with a very different UI which aims to provide almost everything that you want - in just one swipe. Unlike other popular smart phones, the UI of Ubuntu phones rely heavily on the edge screen swipes. A swipe on each side screen of Ubuntu powered mobile device provides you a with a new set of features. This makes navigation between applications very easy. Also Ubuntu powered smart phones will have the same integrated search that is there on standard Ubuntu desktop OS. Another UI head turner is the way the status icons at the top react when a touch and swipe is done. Detailed review of this new product can be read on Engadget and Techcrunch.
Though there is no information on the actual manufacturing and shipping of Ubuntu phones but the first look has created enough buzz in the technology world that Mark Shuttleworth (founder of Canonical that supports Ubuntu project) would have liked to create. Here is a video in which Mark has himself presented all the details of the Ubuntu OS for smart phones (6:35 onwards) though I would say that the complete video is a must watch.
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