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Two Ubuntu Phones Coming In 2014, Aiming For Top 50 iOS/Android Apps 141

An anonymous reader writes "Mark Shuttleworth just had a conference call with the press where he announced Canonical has partnered with BQ in Europe and Meizu in China to manufacture Ubuntu phones that will ship in 2014. By the time devices ship, the hope is to have ports of the top 50 Android and iOS apps available on Ubuntu." Mark Shuttleworth notes "The mobile industry has long been looking for a viable alternative to those that reign today. Ubuntu puts the control back into the hands of our partners and presents an exciting platform for consumers, delivering an experience which departs from the tired app icon grid of Android and iOS and provides a fluid, content-rich experience for all."
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Two Ubuntu Phones Coming In 2014, Aiming For Top 50 iOS/Android Apps

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  • by CastrTroy ( 595695 ) on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @03:23PM (#46288901) Homepage
    Getting the apps running on Ubuntu is going to require that the app developers see value in releasing for the platform. It's already hard enough getting developers to make apps for Windows phone. Will Ubuntu with it's even smaller market share be able to convince app developers that it is worth their time to port the apps to Ubuntu?

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