Smartphones with Ubuntu will cost between 200 and 400 dollars
Mark Shuttleworth, founder and CEO of Canonical, has revealed a little more information on future smartphones that will use the operating system Ubuntu Touch. “They will be positioned in the medium to high price range. This means that will be traded at 200-400 dollars,” said Shuttleworth in an interview conducted at CeBit 2014. ” We headed to the higher class, because our goal is to have customers looking for a quick and enjoyable user experience, but also because we have the ambition to sell future PC, future personal computers.” Smartphone with Ubuntu have very interesting purpose – creating hardware that can be used as a smart phone, but when it is connected to the monitor, to operate as a personal computer.
Canonical went into partnership with Meizu and Bq, to create the first phones with Ubuntu. The company tried to create its own system, using public funding platform Kickstarter, but this effort was unsuccessful. We must not forget that the requested amount was 32 million dollars. Shuttleworth explained that their goal is not users of iPhone, as they have a strong “emotional connection” with ecosystem of Apple. He adds that the company is able to monitor the success of Android, which has helped them in their work : “Android play its part, but maybe it’s time for something new.”