Ubuntu Phone

Developed by Canonical (Ubuntu’s parent company), a Ubuntu phone refers to a modified version of the Ubuntu operating system (OS) that is designed to run on mobile devices.

The Ubuntu phone OS offers a number of key interface features, including Edge Magic, which enables users to find content and switch between apps quickly via thumb gesture support from all four edges of the screen, support for both native and Web or HTML5 apps, and a global search for apps, content and products.

According to Canonical, Ubuntu is aimed at two core mobile segments: the high-end super phone and the entry-level basic smartphone. Canonical believes that the Ubuntu Phone OS can help cellular operators grow the use of data amongst consumers who typically use only the phone and messaging but who might be inclined to embrace the use of web and email on their Ubuntu phone.

Also see Introduction to Mobile Devices.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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