Ubuntu Mobile

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Not to be confused with Ubuntu Touch (aka Ubuntu Phone), announced on 2 January 2013, replacing the discontinued Ubuntu Mobile.
Ubuntu Mobile
Ubuntu Mobile desktop interface
Developer Canonical Ltd.
OS family Unix-like
Working state Discontinued.
Succeeded by Ubuntu Touch
Source model Open source
Latest release 8.04.1 / 30 July 2008 (2008-07-30)
Available in English
Platforms Intel Mobile Internet Device (Expected)
License Mainly GPL / Various others
Official website www.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Mobile Internet Device Edition was an Ubuntu distribution planned to run on the Intel Mobile Internet Device platform, x86 mobile computers based on the Intel Atom processor. It was planned to use the GNOME framework Hildon as the basis for its GUI.

Equipment producers would have been able to customize their distributions, including options such as Flash, Java, or custom interfaces.[1]

Ubuntu Mobile has stopped development in 2009 and the successor Ubuntu for phones was announced on January 2, 2013.[2][3]


According to Canonical, Ubuntu Mobile would provide an "uncompromised Web 2.0 experience". It was to include features such as Web browsing, email, media, camera, VoIP, instant messaging, GPS, blogging, digital TV, games, contacts, and calendars, with regular software updates.[1] It was designed to be fully operable using a simple touchscreen interface.

Release history[edit]

In June 2008, Ubuntu Mobile 8.04 was released.[4][5] Ubuntu Mobile ended active development in 2009 after 9.10 Alpha 6.[6]

Mark Shuttleworth announced on 31 October 2011 that by Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu will support smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and other smart screens (such as car head units and smartwatches).[7] This resulted in the successor Ubuntu Touch project which was announced on January 2, 2013.[2][3]

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