Carrier Advisory Group founded Canonical for Ubuntu Phone OS – including German Telekom




Carrier Advisory Group founded Canonical for Ubuntu Phone OS – including German Telekom

Just recently we showed you the current state of Ubuntu for smartphones . The progress seen, while generally good, but you had to Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, always accuse the so far is to see only a little of how can one convince actual partners and network operators. To this end, today unveiled now the foundation of the Carrier Advisory Group ago.

Founding members are the German Telekom, Everything Everywhere, Korea Telecom, Telecom Italia, LG uplus, Portugal Telecom, SK Telecom and a Spanish provider that you have not specifically named. The German Telekom seems to be interested in the new mobile operating systems, eventually you’re already in a partnership with Mozilla Firefox OS received .

CAG Ubuntu

Canonical has recognized that the influence exercised certain companies, similar to Android has to offer with different user interfaces and applications like Sense or TouchWiz, so that they can be distinguished from other competitions. The members of the CAG can therefore exert a certain influence on the roadmap of Ubuntu and are also able to offer at the very start their own devices in their preferred countries. They also get early access to information and meet at regular meetings to coordinate various topics such as Appstore, payment mechanisms, compatibility with Android or Blackberry apps.

Of course it is open to other partners, you will have to wait here if more companies can introduce a cooperation. Generally, however, an important step for Canoncial and Ubuntu Phone OS, even if some will complain again that it will further shift away from the traditional community concept with Ubuntu, where firms influence the future development according to their wishes and not independent developers and volunteers.


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