Vodafone Group became the latest member of the Ubuntu Carrier Advisor Group, which at one point should help Ubuntu mobile devices reach as many users as possible. According to Canonical’s statement, Vodafone will join “national and multi-national carriers in decisions that influence the development of Ubuntu for smartphones.”
Unfortunately, we’re still clueless when the first Ubuntu-powered smartphone will be released. We’re hoping to see one such device at this year’s Mobile World Congress (perhaps the one made by Meizu), though we’re not sure whether some tier-one handset maker is also on board.
In any case, it’s good to know that Voda will help this movement and that soon enough it will make sure users all across its wide footprint have access to Ubuntu mobile devices.
Aside from Vodafone, the Ubuntu Carrier Advisor Group also includes the likes of China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Everything Everywhere, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telstra, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.