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Ubuntu Touch (Smartphones and Tablets) – To Be Ready For General Use In A Couple Of Weeks

by Alina Rosu on March 4, 2013

Ubuntu Touch – Usable in Just a Few Weeks?


If you’re up to speed with the latest gadget news then you’re probably familiar with the upcoming and highly-anticipated Ubuntu Touch operating system. Although it didn’t do very well at this year’s CES, the OS is getting better and better and is shaping to be very promising.

As such, back in February, Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) released a very early build of the Ubuntu Touch Preview and while the version is quite buggy and has dummy data (such as fake contacts and Facebook notifications) and only a few working apps, the OS is still very appreciated and was downloaded around 75,000 times during the first six hours.

Now the founder of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, says Ubuntu Touch will be ready for general use in just a couple of weeks.

Ubuntu Touch (Smartphones and Tablets) - To Be Ready For General Use In A Couple Of Weeks

Ubuntu Touch (Smartphones and Tablets) – To Be Ready For General Use In A Couple Of Weeks

Ubuntu Touch – Ready for Daily Use Sooner Than Anticipated

That’s right, folks! It looks like the Ubuntu Touch OS may be up and running sooner than anyone anticipated. In an interview for ZDNet, Shuttleworth said the OS will be ready for general use in just a couple of weeks and that it’s a real solution for enterprises as it offers separate encryption for user sessions, but also full disk encryption for enterprises, and with everything tied up in the Active Directory or LDAP, the Ubuntu Touch becomes the most secure OS and a real asset for any sensitive data.


Want to know when you may purchase a real Ubuntu phone? According to Shuttleworth, the phones will hit the shelves in January 2014, while the Ubuntu tablets should be available on the market beginning April 2014.

Most of the gadgets enthusiasts are pretty excited about this new operating system, so how about you? Do you think it’s a valid alternative to Android and/or iOS?

Thanks Phone Arena for the heads-up regarding the Ubuntu Touch release date.

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