BARCELONA, Spain--The chief executives from Ubuntu, Firefox and Jolla argued that the wireless industry is desperately in need of additional smartphone choices, and that Apple and Samsung's dominance of the market is in need of breaking.
Smartphones running Canonical's Linux-based computer operating system Ubuntu will be available to customers beginning in October, earlier than the company had previously expected.
This year will mark the launch of close to half a dozen new operating systems for smartphones. Which raises one main question: Why?
Canonical, which makes a Linux-based computer operating system called Ubuntu, announced it will release versions of Ubuntu for low- and high-end smartphones, and the company said it expects phones running the platform to be commercially available sometime next year.