Do we need yet another mobile OS? Canonical seems to think so, as it's on the hunt for a developer for yet another crack at a phone version of Ubuntu. Whether that means Canonical's having yet another push at mobile Ubuntu — something it's investigated in the past — or just putting a little more money behind the Ubuntu for Android initiative isn't entirely clear, although the wording of the job ad — which you could technically apply for, given there's no set home base for it — does simply reference "Ubuntu as a smartphone OS".
Canonical's Looking To Launch Mobile Ubuntu
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Recently, sentiment has been growing that smartphones aren’t as exciting as they used to be, and to a certain extent, that’s true. Smartphones have been getting faster, their cameras have gotten sharper, and their displays have gotten bigger, but at the same time, they are more or less the same rectangular pocket computers we’ve been using for the last four or five years.