Beginning October 2013 smartphones running on Ubuntu, an open source Ubuntu operating system founded by South African businessman Mark Shuttleworth, founder and CEO of Canonical Ltd will be available on the market.
Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu open source software to corporate clients which will now be available on smartphones, Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus handset will be the first.
The Linux-based OS runs most corporate servers but will now be made available to a full range of devices such as desktop and tablet computers so as users can access data from servers to their phones and even work from home. Ubuntu OS smartphones will work wireless with other peripherals and will and have Windows-based applications streamed to them from corporate servers to take enterprise management mobile.
According to Mr. Shuttleworth, one can share Windows apps to the phone desktop and to t other OS like Windows, iOS and Android.
According to him the new smartphone OS will be available in two large geographic markets in October though he didn’t mention the mobile carriers Ubuntu will be working with.