The mobile operating system environment can be said to be established with some players who will not budge from their places anytime soon – iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10 and of course, Windows Phone 8. Is there more room for one more player? Perhaps, as it is said that Ubuntu would be a decent candidate sometime down the road. First announced a few weeks ago, the Ubuntu smartphone is said to allow users to enjoy just about the same Linux experience across a slew of devices, regardless of whether they are on regular computers or mobile devices which can handle all the nuances of Ubuntu.
The first Ubuntu phone builds for the Galaxy Nexus will be made available later this month, but the majority who will have access to it would be app developers. A new Wall Street Journal report has pointed out that regular customers will have to be patient until October this year to pick up their Ubuntu-powered smartphones.