Ubuntu phones coming in October, promising ‘a leap’ ahead of current interfaces

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It’s the year of Linux on mobile, at least. Canonical aims to have its new Ubuntu OS in developers’ hands in late February with phones available to consumers in “two geographically large markets” this October, reports The Wall Street Journal. The mobile version of the popular open-source operating system was announced last month, sporting no buttons and a gesture-heavy interface similar to what we’re seeing on BlackBerry’s new Z10. We don’t know who will be making Ubuntu devices, but Canonical says that it will be easy for Android phone manufacturers to convert to its platform.

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