Ubuntu's Phone OS Is Nothing Without Hardware | News & Opinion | PCMag.com: "Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu, startled the tech world today by announcing a new Linux-based operating system for phones. Ubuntu for Phones, along with the previously announced Ubuntu for Android puts full desktop applications onto smartphones, finally making full use of those beefy quad-core processors we're seeing in gadgets like the LG Optimus G. This is a great idea.
The problem is, phone OSes don't exist in a vacuum. As we all should have learned from the WebOS disaster, they're desperately dependent on being pre-loaded onto compelling hardware and sold by enthusiastic carriers. In my experience, organizations that have cut their teeth in the open-source realm have trouble making those hardware deals and delivering products on time."
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