The new Ubuntu mobile Linux is scheduled to ship in October this year, along with a new version of the regular Linux OS. How can they get this OS to market so soon? It could mean a couple of things. The first is that this OS is more than three-fourths finished. The second is that the Ubuntu community and Intel have underestimated the challenges in developing a new mobile OS, especially when it comes to issues like hardware and battery life management.
To date the story around mobile Linux has been more hype than reality. Mobile versions of Linux account for only 6 percent of the global handset OS market.
What do you think? Can Ubuntu make Linux work on smartphones?