Ubuntu OS, the most popular Linux distribution on desktop PC and laptop, is now moving to Smartphones. Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu project has announced that the organization is working on Ubuntu OS for Smartphones. Since Ubuntu is designed to run on chipsets using the ARM and Intel x86 architectures, no additional hardware support is required to run it on Android based Smartphones.
Ubuntu, unlike Java, runs all core applications at full native speed with a minimal memory usage and the new UI offers better user experience. It uses simple natural swiping gestures, which favors faster switching between running apps and content. Ubuntu supports Web based apps as well as native apps, developers can create a single app common to both Smartphones and traditional PCs running Ubuntu OS. And also being the favorite Linux distribution, it is backed by many developers.
Linux distributions for Mobile devices are now getting popular. Earlier Canonical released Ubuntu for Nexus 7 Tablet and Samsung's Tizen OS based Smartphone is on the way. Ubuntu OS based Smartphones are set for an early 2014 release.