T-Mobile and Vodafone rally behind Ubuntu for smartphones




Include T-Mobile and Vodafone have indicated to rally behind the Ubuntu Touch platform as has Canonical frontman Mark Shuttleworth informed., In an interview The support of providers is important for the development of a smartphone platform.

The support shown by the fact that the providers have participated in the Carrier Advisory Group of Ubuntu. The mobile providers will Canonical include advice on how to operate the mobile operating system in the mobile market, reports Cnet. Vodafone and T-Mobile are active in the Netherlands, but also providers that do not sit on the Dutch market have taken place in the steering committee, as the U.S. Verizon Wireless, the UK and the three South Korean SK Telecom.

That the providers will endorse Ubuntu Touch, can be important for the future of the platform. Without deals with providers to much less interested to buy a smartphone with Ubuntu, because they are for sale in stores less and moreover not be charged. To the man along with subscriptions Moreover, with the support of providers hardware makers rather inclined to develop because they are assured of a market. Devices with Ubuntu

The support of the providers is not surprising. The providers would like to break the duopoly of Android and iOS in the smartphone market and therefore alternatives often count on support. Include Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 OS and Firefox therefore received earlier support providers.

Besides getting providers behind Shuttleworth has announced that it has signed an unnamed manufacturer of mobile phones. His first deal It would be a high-end smartphone. In addition, Canonical would negotiate with three different manufacturers and thus can get. Both providers of cheap smartphones as expensive handsets onboard Manufacturers would also serve both business and private customers in the Western world but also in emerging economies.

Ubuntu Touch can run native apps, but without much artifice would also Android apps to get his working. In addition, HTML5 web apps possible.

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