Canonical Finds Phonemaker for Ubuntu Touch OS
Canonical has struck its first partnership to provide the Ubuntu Touch operating system to a maker of phones, reports CNET. Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth told CNET that its mobile Linux operating system will appear on high-end smartphones next year, though he didn't name the manufacturing partner. Shuttleworth also said the company is in discussions with other manufacturers. "We are now pretty much at the board level on four household brands. They sell a lot of phones all over the world, in emerging and fully emerged markets, to businesses and consumers," he said. Ubuntu Touch OS is based on Linux and has a number of core apps already developed. Canonical released version 13.10 of the OS and a software developers kits in October. Ubuntu Touch will be competing against other up-and-coming operating systems, such as Firefox OS, Tizen, and Jolla.
May 8, 2018
Pixelbook owners will soon be able to use Linux on their ChromeOS device. Google today announced that Chromebooks will be able to run Linux apps, which will let developers open a window and use their favorite Linux-based tools without leaving ChromeOS.
May 22, 2018
Google is making Google Photos a little bit more personal. The company this week made it possible to mark your own photos with stars in order to signify them as favorites.
Aug 17, 2018
T-Mobile will sell OnePlus' next flagship phone, the OnePlus 6T, in October according to CNET. OnePlus has said twice this year already that it is working with U.S.
Jun 28, 2018
OnePlus hopes to distribute its phones through carriers in the U.S., reports PCMag. OnePlus CEO and founder Pete Lau told PCMag that the company is holding discussions with U.S.
Mar 21, 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today outlined several steps the company has taken and plans to take to protect users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In 2013, an app developer created a personality quiz that was used by 300,000 people.
This is awesome
The free-software movement will create a phone operating system, and it will be just so much better than these marketing focused and spyware riddled OSes, that people will forget all about that green robot that focus-studies so damn well.