Why Ubuntu Mobile Operating System is better than Android?
Posted by Prince Bhatia
Ubuntu is favorite open source operating systems with over 20 million users for computers and now Ubuntu is ready with their mobile Operating systems which will definitely going to give tough competition to its rivals Android and IOS. Ubuntu name is derived from an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. The mobile version of Ubuntu is built around Google’s Android OS and it promises to give the mobile experience of Android and the productivity of the Ubuntu desktop experience which is just a killer combination. Ubuntu expected to start shipping phones in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Features of Ubuntu Mobile Operating system
Like android, Ubuntu is also open source operating system. The benefit of open source is that it is typically much less resource-intensive, meaning that you can run it well even on older hardware. It’s up to you–not some vendor–to decide when it’s time to upgrade.
Cross Platform Compatibility:
Ubuntu for mobiles will another alternative to smartphones which are running latest android OS on their smartphones. It means you can install either Android or Ubuntu in your smartphones without any much hassle.
The other advantage of Ubuntu over Android OS is that it uses less memory to run apps which means better performance even for entry level smartphones.
A swipe from the right edge takes you back to the last app you were using; another swipe takes you back to the app you used before that. It’s natural to keep many apps open at once, which is why Ubuntu was designed for multitasking.
Ubuntu Mobile OS completely integrates between the different computers, phones, tablets and TVs; a setup that even Apple could only dream about. The Linux-based software will allow users to run desktop apps on their Ubuntu handsets similar to desktops.
Some Other Aspects in favor of Ubuntu
- Ubuntu will use native apps which mean developers can create single app for both computer and mobile operating system.
- The other benefit of Ubuntu is that it uses the Android same drivers of Android and run smoothly on entry level smartphones.
- As of now one can also port Ubuntu on their Google Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus Phone.
Challenges for Ubuntu Operating System
Although Ubuntu has a great potential to be successful operating system but there are uncertain road ahead because there won’t be an Ubuntu-based handset before the end of 2013. Also, the Operating systems like Tizen and Mozilla also targeting the mobile devices and they are also launching their phones by the end of 2013 which means the battle of Mobile Operating system will continue.