View Full Version : Ubuntu to debut on smartphones

November 17th, 2008, 09:13 AM
Ubuntu to debut on smartphones (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7729978.stm)
It begins:
"Mobile phone chip designer Arm has announced an alliance with the makers of the Ubuntu open source software.

The deal will produce a version of the operating system for small net-browsing computers known as netbooks.

It marks a departure for Arm, which before now has been best known for designing the chips inside smartphones and feature phones.

The new operating system for Arm-powered machines looks set to be available in April 2009."


November 17th, 2008, 09:42 AM
Very, very cool. I dream of the day where I can also put Linux on my iPhone.

Capt. Mac
November 17th, 2008, 10:20 AM
That article is about Ubuntu on Netbooks using ARM's chip architecture, not smartphones. ARM is well-known for making chips inside of smartphones (notably the iPhone and the G1), but this article mentions nothing about using Ubuntu on a phone.

That said, I love the idea of Linux on my phone, but I do not believe Ubuntu is the right distro for it. Not in the near-future anyhow.