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Canonical kills its Ubuntu smartphone, tablet, convergence plans

Canonical kills its Ubuntu smartphone, tablet, convergence plans

Canonical, the software support company that maintains Ubuntu Linux, has announced it is throwing in the towel on Ubuntu phones and tablets and ending work on Unity8–a concept it had hoped would create a “convergence” experience to enable its smartphones to act as a PC or smart TV.

Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of both Ubuntu and Canonical, noted in a blog posting today that “we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell,” reverting back to the GNOME desktop in future versions of its Ubuntu desktop Linux.

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