Hello Linux Geeksters. Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth has announced that new information about Ubuntu Touch will be presented on the 19th of February, 2014. This new information will be released to the press a few days after MWC.
Also worth mentioning: Like Jolla, Mozilla, Alcatel, ZTE, Geeksphone, Canonical is also invited at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, where new information about Ubuntu desktop, Ubuntu Touch and the mobile-desktop convergence will be released to the press.
For those who don’t know, Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version of Ubuntu. While the initial plan was to make it available for all the Google Nexus smartphones and tablets, the developers have dropped the support for Galaxy Nexus, Google Nexus 7 2012 and Google Nexus 10, Ubuntu Touch being officially available only for the Google Nexus 4 smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet.
Mark’s Shuttleworth big dream is to reach full desktop-mobile convergence somewhere between the releases of Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04 (between October 2014 and April 2015). Also worth mentioning: most likely the first smartphone with Ubuntu Touch pre-installed will be released in 2015 and will not be manufactured by Meizu, despite what was rumored.