A Brief History of Ubuntu Touch

Sensing the tech trend Ubuntu tried its hands on creating a Linux-based mobile operating system. The first announcement came a decade back and six years down the line Ubuntu closed the curtains on the project.

What went wrong How it started Is Ubuntu Touch still alive Let8217s take a look at the history of Ubuntu Touch in chronological order.

The Ubuntu Touch project began with a blog post by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth. The blog post dated October 31 2011 started with a bold prediction 8220By 14.04 LTS Ubuntu will power tablets phones TVs and smart screens from the car to the office kitchen and it will connect those devices cleanly and seamlessly to the desktop the server and the cloud.8221.

Shuttleworth went on to explain that this move would be accomplished mainly through the use of the company8217s new desktop environment Unity. Unity was introduced in Ubuntu 10.10. 8220Unity the desktop interface in todays Ubuntu 11.10 was designed with this specific vision in mind.8221.


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