I can clearly remember the day when Canonical announced Ubuntu for Android. My first reaction was – finally, the true convergence is here! The ability to turn smartphone into a full-blown PC is something we’ve been hearing about for quite some time now. And Canonical was first to make that dream into a reality. Except that the mentioned software was never released to the general public. Instead, the company decided to pitch OEMs and allow them to pre-install the application on their devices. Bad idea, considering the tight relations major OEMs have with carriers.
So we thought Canonical will make its software available for download. For some reason, that’s not happening and I can’t but wonder why? Are they waiting for their own mobile platform to launch or the software is “still not there.” We can only speculate at this stage and hope that someone from Canonical is reading this.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who would pay for the benefit of having just one computer – my smartphone. And with the stack of Ubuntu apps I would be able to accomplish 90% of tasks. Yeah, I’ll miss few Windows apps but that means I’ll use my Windows PC only in special circumstances.
So Canonical – why don’t you release Ubuntu for Android? Sell it for $50 (or more) if you have to – just give us the goodies. I’m getting impatient…
What about you – do you want Ubuntu for Android? And would you be willing to dump your “regular” computer to have just one device, the one you carry around in your pocket?