Succeeded by Ubuntu Touch
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest release||8.04.1 / 30 July 2008|
|Platforms||Intel Mobile Internet Device (Expected)|
|License||Mainly GPL / Various others|
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.
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. It was designed to be fully operable using a simple touchscreen interface.
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). This resulted in the successor Ubuntu Touch project which was announced on January 2, 2013.
- Ubuntu Mobile Edition
- Ubuntu Phone OS Unveiled by Canonical | OMG! Ubuntu!
- Canonical unveils Ubuntu phone OS that doubles as a “full PC” | Ars Tehnica
- Canonical Blog » Blog Archive » Ubuntu MID Edition 8.04 achieves its first public release
- [Phoronix] Ubuntu Mobile 8.04
- Ubuntu Mobile Team Wiki
- Mark Shuttleworth (31 October 2011). "Blog Archive » Ubuntu on phones, tablets, TV’s and smart screens everywhere". Retrieved 8 April 2013.