The Concept OS turning to reality
Sometime later this year, the Mark Shuttleworth headed project Ubuntu Touch is destined to become a reality. The mobile OS has been in the production phase for as long as 2 years at least. It may seem like a new piece of technology but its novelity is infact just justifiable by the fact that it has not yet hit the production line level.
But with the Spanish bq readers an Chinese Meizu on jumping onto the well visible prospective mobile OS, the possibilities of Ubuntu Touch may well be endless for the Canonical backed project.
Its a tight race for Ubuntu Touch though. The big giants such as Windows have had a piece of their struggle in the mobile market. that is to say, Ubuntu Touch may not face a so different environment.
I was at Safaricom Kakamega, Kenya for around 4hrs, and I must admit, the Lumia breeze has began to blow in its favour. This, I believe, is an indication that even the newest member in the mobile market will still have a bite at the consumer cake.
The Ubuntu Phone (Ubuntu Touch powered) has however a twist that makes it different and attractive to the rest of the pack. It has somehow found a way to dwell on the functional failures of the rest of the mobile OSs, to build a solid state device. It also brings things that were thought impossible in the very recent past.
Things like dual booting and monitor docking have just made me more interested. The practicle, almost live, setting changing and messaging is also a winner for me.
The practicle, almost live, setting changing and messaging is also a winner for me.
I will pull a review of the great and fails of Ubuntu Touch in due time.