Last week we introduced to you the Ubuntu phone OS, and that has left us yearning for the ability to test drive it for ourselves.
The good news is that Alan Pope, engineering manager on the product, has now confirmed a version of the Ubuntu phone OS will be released for the Galaxy Nexus in late February for those brave enough to give it a go.
Hopefully with this limited release there will be enough hype created to force at least a few app makers to consider crafting apps to the OS. This will also give Canonical a chance to work out any early bugs in the OS.
It’s hard to know exactly what we will be in store for us with Ubuntu OS, but the possibilities for those wanting an easy-to-tinker open OS could be endless. At any rate, having Linux distro in the palm of your hands is an exciting prospect and one that could open a lot of possibilities beyond the normal Android based handsets. Just don’t expect many (if hardly any) apps to work with your Ubuntu-running Galaxy Nexus when it first arrives.
As for commercial Ubuntu phone hardware? We are probably still looking at nearly a year before such hardware arrives.
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