Although it will be a month or so before we can get our hands on an image of the Ubuntu Phone, Android developers have already been making apps using design elements from it...
An installable image of Ubuntu for the Galaxy Nexus handset will be released 'late February', Canonical's Alan Pope has said. The Galaxy Nexus is the main device currently used by Canonical for demoing the OS, which boasts a touch-centric version of the Unity interface. At last weeks press event unveiling the device, Mark Shuttleworth had said that an image would be available 'in the coming weeks'.
The Ubuntu Phone will fail to make 'the tiniest of inroads' against the mobile market dominant players, according to CNN Money's Adrian Covert. But are his pessimistic assumptions sensible? Is he missing the point?
An Ubuntu-powered phone has been unveiled by Mark Shuttleworth in London, today. Calling the product launch a "significant next step in our history", Shuttleworth demoed the device and spoke of Canonical's plans for taking the device to an already saturated mobile market. And the interface of the OS is, possibly more than the brand-name behind it, going to drive adoption.