Top 5 Reasons The Ubuntu Linux Phone Might Make It

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | January 11, 2013

True, Ubuntu on the phone has many obstacles in its way, but it also has many things going for it as well.

Yes, I've just been arguing that Ubuntu isn't likely to beat Android on smartphones. But, you know what? Even with Ubuntu Linux on phones very late start I think it has a real shot to make a mark in the smartphone market. Here's why.

Over the last few days I've talked with Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth and Ubuntu's community manager Jono Bacon at CES about their plans and and I've gotten a look at an early version of Ubuntu for phones From this I've come up with my list of the top five things Ubuntu for phones has going for it...