Why Ubuntu phone is going to be the next big thing

Ever since the launch of android, smartphone experience has never been the same. Smartphone vendors like Samsung and Sony made a huge leap forward causing the iPhone to lose its dominancy in the smartphone market all around the world. It has been quite a few years and now and the people want something fresh. Even though Google has managed to provide this fresh experience through their latest android version called lollipop, it is not quite enough for some people. So what’s next? It seems that lot of revolutionary developments have been going on in the mobile OS industry. Many new players have recently stepped up into this mobile OS field. Canonical’s Ubuntu phone, Mozilla’s Firefox OS and the Linux based sailfish OS are the new contenders. So the question is does any among the new OS have the potential to take over the smartphone world from the hands of Android?

Okay let’s put our cards onto the table. The Firefox OS by the Mozilla gave us lot of expectations; but disappointed the community with the web based apps. The Microsoft is still struggling with their Windows phone OS and the fact that there aren’t many developers since the Windows is not open source. However, windows 10 could do a lot better than the current version. But still it is a future dream. So what remains is the Ubuntu phone by the Canonical. Ubuntu phone may just have what it takes to be a great smartphone OS. Here are some of the reasons that Ubuntu phone will take over android in the future.

A fresh User Interface

The best thing about the Ubuntu phone is its rich UI. Ubuntu has managed to redefine the typical User Interfaces. Let’s start with the look and feel of the UI. If you have used newer versions of the Ubuntu for PC, you can find the same elegant colour blending as the background of the Ubuntu phone. It is very beautiful to look at. The Ubuntu phone is all about swipes. A swipe from the lock screen to the right unlocks the phone. Swiping down from the top edge of the screen brings up a notification panel where all the recent texts, Facebook posts are made visible. It also has some toggle buttons of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Unlike the Android, the Ubuntu phone does not have a menu where all apps are displayed; instead, apps are presented in different panels that can be switched by swiping from the right of the screen to the left. A full swipe will show you all the apps that are currently running. When the phone is unlocked, swiping from left to right will bring up the launcher. The same one you have seen on the PC version of the Ubuntu. A swipe from the bottom of the screen will give you access to various controls and settings. That’s all about the UI.

The desktop PC convergence

It is not something that we are familiar with. An astonishing feature of Ubuntu phone is that it is a portable PC also. When connected to an external monitor, you can run all apps as in a PC. No, I’m not talking about casting the screen of your phone for an enlarged view. The apps behave entirely different when connected to an external display. You will be looking at a fully functional PC that can run any app. This is some revolutionary step that many people have always longed.

Support from large number of developers

One of the biggest problems faced by the newly build OS’s is the lack of developer support. The Ubuntu phone shares the same code of the Ubuntu for PC. Being an open source project, Unity has a wide developer community to support the Ubuntu. So, one doesn’t have to worry about the collection of apps since all the apps that are available for the PC also works on the Ubuntu phone. Just like the desktop version, the Ubuntu phone will be receiving constant updates, making sure that users stay up to date with the latest software releases.

Currently the one and only Ubuntu phone available in the market is the BQ Aquaris E4.5. The Ubuntu powered phone has received a massive response from the phone geeks all around the world. From what we have seen, there is no doubt that there is going to be a tight competition between android and Ubuntu phone in the coming years.

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About the Author Amit Sharma

Hello Friends, I am Amit Sharma and I am running this blog to share my learning based on my experiments in digital media. India is having many great bloggers who are working in the same domain and they have always been my inspiration.

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