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Is Ubuntu a Threat to Android and Apple iOS Smartphones?

by Neil Mawston | 4月 25, 2013

According to our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service, Ubuntu is preparing to enter the global smartphone market with its own platform, called "Ubuntu for Phone", during the next year. Ubuntu demonstrated its beta version of the operating system during CES and MWC 2013 and is aiming to produce an Ubuntu-powered smartphone some time in late-2013 or early-2014. What opportunities and challenges will the Ubuntu phone have when it finally hits the market? What volume can Ubuntu expect to ship worldwide? Which device makers will support this new platform, and will it pose a significant threat to the two influential platform giants: Android and Apple iOS? The full report is published and available to clients here.

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