Ubuntu is, hands-down, the most popular flavor of Linux out there. But Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu build, wants to do more than just show up on your computer. Canonical showed off a concept phone last year that paired Android with Ubuntu, showing the desktop operating system when the phone was docked and Google’s mobile OS for when the phone was out and about with its owner. It’s now clear that the concept shown last year was foreshadowing a much deeper dive into mobile for Canonical — today, the company pulled back the curtain on its Ubuntu-based mobile operating system.
I have plenty to say about it, but if you’re willing to sit through a 22-minute video (see video above), you can also learn about the Ubuntu Phone OS from Canonical’s CEO, Mark Shuttlesworth.