Mark Shuttleworth: Ubuntu for smartphones is not yet ready for general public




buntu for smartphones is not yet ready for the general public. Canonical says frontman Mark Shuttleworth. If the general public now Ubuntu on smartphones would use, they would be disappointed according to Shuttleworth.

Shuttleworth said in a video Online Summit for Ubuntu Ubuntu for smartphones now mostly still is for people who care about Ubuntu and want to wear it to. Hence he sees that as a good thing now only smartphones from smaller manufacturers like Meizu and bq are equipped with the operating system.

The foreman called Convergence, which allows users to use a smartphone as a full Ubuntu desktop by connecting a monitor, mouse and keyboard, a “big step forward” for the smartphone version of Ubuntu. Smartphones’ that tell the story of Convergence “, according to Shuttleworth the next step, which is on the roadmap for Ubuntu 16.04 released in April next year. “We will do that as quickly as some of the largest companies in the world,” claims Shuttleworth. That he is presumably referring to Microsoft, with the Lumia 950 and XL 950 will soon be the first smartphones with releases Continuum, which provides the same functionality on Windows 10 and Convergence on Ubuntu.

Tweakers will in the foreseeable future publish a full review of Ubuntu for smartphones. Because Convergence is not yet finished, that function will not be part of it. The first smartphones with Ubuntu, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition and the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu, came earlier this year.


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