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  • Ubuntu Touch gets official dual-boot with Android
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    Ubuntu Touch gets official dual-boot with Android

    By 24 December 2013

    One of the tough parts about changing mobile operating system is sacrificing what you already have. Canonical aims to tackle this by offering dual-boot with Ubuntu and Android. While Ubuntu OS gets near, with hardware for the system on the horizon for...

  • Ubuntu Touch smartphones to arrive from Canonical next year
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    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,...

  • Not digging Android? Stable Ubuntu Touch OS build launched
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    Not digging Android? Stable Ubuntu Touch OS build launched

    By 17 October 2013

    Canonical has launched Ubuntu Touch OS - a slick mobile version of Ubuntu. The public release follows testing with developers over the summer, in an effort to squash bugs and prepare the mobile OS for a general release.  But don't expect every Android...

  • Ubuntu Edge smartphone announced, will cost $830 in Indiegogo campaign
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 mobile developer preview lands on Nexus handsets 21 February
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    Ubuntu mobile developer preview lands on Nexus handsets 21 February

    By 15 February 2013

    Canonical has announced that its new Ubuntu mobile operating system will support the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 on 21 February. The build will be a preview for developers to begin building on the SDK.  On 21 February the folks at Canonical will make the...

  • Canonical: First Ubuntu smartphones shipping in October
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    Canonical: First Ubuntu smartphones shipping in October

    By 7 February 2013

    Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that the first Ubuntu smartphones will be available in October, following the Ubuntu for Mobile platform reveal in early January. The Wall Street Journal reports the smartphone line launch is more firm...

  • Ubuntu phone pictures and hands-on
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    Ubuntu phone pictures and hands-on

    By 3 January 2013

    The Ubuntu phone operating system is set to join the ever-increasing ranks of smartphone platforms in 2013 and looks to be offering something worth grabbing hold of. Pocket-lint was at the global launch of the software to get hands-on with the beta version....

  • Ubuntu hits mobile phones
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    Ubuntu hits mobile phones

    By 2 January 2013

    Ubuntu has arrived on mobile phones, offering an alternative and light OS for smartphones everywhere. The announcement by parent company Canonical makes phones the third device type on which the user-friendly, Linux-based operating system now appears. What's...

  • Ubuntu for Android pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Ubuntu One Files review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Ubuntu One Files review (Android)

    By 29 June 2011

    A few weeks back on Pocket-lint we lined up some of the biggest players in the cloud storage field against one another to see which service was the best. (It was a nice piece and well worth a read when you've got an afternoon to kill). Nonetheless, there...

  • Ubuntu 11.04: an OS for your mum
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    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 11.04 brings Unity to Linux
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    Ubuntu 11.04 brings Unity to Linux

    By 29 April 2011

    Canonical, the business side to several open source Linux platforms, has announced the arrival of Ubuntu 11.04. The release, which has the codename Natty Narwhal, brings with it a number of key features, most notably the introduction of the new Unity...

  • Ubuntu wants Unity across PCs
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    Ubuntu wants Unity across PCs

    By 26 October 2010

    Canonical's founder Mark Shuttleworth, has announced that Ubuntu versions in the future, starting with 11.04, will be ditching the Gnome desktop environment in favour of the Unity platform that is present on the current netbook version. The announcement...

  • Ubuntu 10.10 flies Linux into the cloud
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    Ubuntu 10.10 flies Linux into the cloud

    By 7 October 2010

    Canonical, the business side to several open source Linux platforms, has announced the arrival of Ubuntu 10.10. The release, which has the codename Maverick Meerkat, brings with it a number of key features, most notably cloud integration and compatibility...

  • Linux tablets incoming
    Tablets

    Linux tablets incoming

    By 11 June 2010

    Canonical boss Chris Kenyon has stated that a version of Ubuntu specially designed for tablets could be coming our way in early 2011. Ubuntu is a Linux OS based on the Debian GNU and can currently be found on PCs, netbooks, servers and mobile devices...

  • 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 Linux gets visual makeover
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    Ubuntu Linux gets visual makeover

    By 4 March 2010

    If there was ever a bit of software in dramatic need of a little bit of sexing up, it'd be Linux. For some time, the open-source OS has had a little bit of an image problem - seen as the operating system of choice for beardy coding types. That image wasn't...

  • VIDEO: Dell Mini 10v gets Ubuntu Moblin Remix
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    VIDEO: Dell Mini 10v gets Ubuntu Moblin Remix

    By 24 September 2009

    Dell is offering a Mini 10v netbook running an "Ubuntu Moblin Remix" for developers. Moblin, an open source project, created by Intel and the Linux Foundation, is optimised for mobile devices. It boasts a user interface focused on using the internet,...

  • Ubuntu launches "One Hundred Paper Cuts" project
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    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...

  • Ubuntu boss talks Jaunty Jackalope
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    Ubuntu boss talks Jaunty Jackalope

    By 10 November 2008

    Mark Shuttleworth addressed his fans at the Ubuntu Open Week last week, and gave a sneaky peek into what we can expect from Ubuntu in the coming months. The development of the next OS was the hottest topic. Jaunty Jackalope will replace Intrepid Ibex,...