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  • Ubuntu Touch smartphones to arrive from Canonical next year
    Phones

    Ubuntu Touch smartphones to arrive from Canonical next year

    By 11 December 2013

    The Ubuntu Touch smartphone has been up in the air for a while with no hardware partners announced for the software creators Canonical. That’s now changed. Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has confirmed that the company has found a supplier for its hardware,...

  • Ubuntu Edge smartphone announced, will cost $830 in Indiegogo campaign
    Phones

    Ubuntu Edge smartphone announced, will cost $830 in Indiegogo campaign

    By 22 July 2013

    Canonical plans to crowdfund its first smartphone for the mobile version of Ubuntu. Announced in an Indiegogo campaign on Monday, Ubuntu says it wants to raise $32 million for the Ubuntu Edge from "enthusiasts and mobile computing professionals". The...

  • Ubuntu mobile developer preview to land on 20 more devices soon
    Phones

    Ubuntu mobile developer preview to land on 20 more devices soon

    By 27 February 2013

    After releasing the developer preview of Ubuntu mobile to current Nexus devices last week, Canonical has announced that more than 20 other devices will soon be added to the list for testing.  The preview was launched to give developers and enthusiasts...

  • Canonical: First Ubuntu smartphones not shipping until 2014
    Online

    Canonical: First Ubuntu smartphones not shipping until 2014

    By 19 February 2013

    Canonical's founder Mark Shuttlework has announced that Ubuntu phones won't be shipping until the first quarter of 2014, going back on his own word.   In an interview with The Wall Street Journal earlier this month, he said Ubuntu phones would be shipping...

  • Ubuntu tablet interface revealed, coming to Nexus tablets on 21 February
    Tablets

    Ubuntu tablet interface revealed, coming to Nexus tablets on 21 February

    By 19 February 2013

    Canonical has announced its Ubuntu tablet interface, after announcing Ubuntu for mobile handsets in January. Built off the same core as the mobile handset experience, Ubuntu for tablets has a focus on multi-tasking, sleekness and productivity. The "Side...

  • Canonical teases Ubuntu tablet announcement for 19 February
    Online

    Canonical teases Ubuntu tablet announcement for 19 February

    By 18 February 2013

    Canonical, developer of Ubuntu, is set to announce tablet plans for its mobile operating system, according to a teaser on the company's website. The timer counts down to 19 February with the words "Tick, tock, tablet time!" An Ubuntu tablet has not been...

  • Ubuntu for Android pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Ubuntu for Android pictures and hands-on

    By 1 March 2012

    Canonical has come up with an idea for really putting purpose into your multicore Android phone. So powerful have mobiles become in the past 12 months that the London-based company is suggesting we use them to power our desktop computers - and power them...

  • Ubuntu TV pictures and hands-on
    Home Cinema

    Ubuntu TV pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2012

    It was only back at the end of October 2011 that Canonical's founder, Mark Shuttleworth, outlined his plans to stretch the Ubuntu ecosystem out beyond just computers and onto screens everywhere. We've already seen this in action on mobile phones with...

  • Ubuntu 11.04: an OS for your mum
    Laptops

    Ubuntu 11.04: an OS for your mum

    By 20 May 2011

    The world is a big place, and it seems of no coincidence that Canonical’s offices sit 27 floors up in the Millbank Tower with a 360-degree view of it right in the middle of London. Canonical is the parent company of the most popular distribution free,...

  • Ubuntu 10.04 officially arrives
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    Ubuntu 10.04 officially arrives

    By 30 April 2010

    Open-source operating system creator Canonical has announced that Ubuntu 10.04, codenamed Lucid Lynx, has been let out into the wild, and is available for download. The announcement follows 2009's release of Jaunty Jackalope and Karmic Koala, and signifies...

  • Ubuntu launches "One Hundred Paper Cuts" project
    Laptops

    Ubuntu launches "One Hundred Paper Cuts" project

    By 18 June 2009

    Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu operating system, has launched a project with the intriguing title of "One Hundred Paper Cuts". The plan is to identify and fix 100 small points of interface pain for users. The company says: "A paper cut is a...