With Ubuntu for Tablets and Phones, Canonical is picking up the convergence gauntlet. Can it succeed where few others have even tried?
“You’ve got to give Microsoft credit for attempting a single OS that bridges PC, phone, and tablet users,” writes Eric Brown in a post at Linux.com. “What it ended up with, however, was a collection of pseudo-compatible platforms that have left the marketplace confused and largely unimpressed.”
“Few others have even tried a unified approach, except for the MeeGo project, which supported everything from netbooks to phones to automotive computers, but resulted in only a single Nokia N9 smartphone. The MeeGo-inspired Tizen project, which this week released a final version 2.0 (“Magnolia”), supports a similar variety of platforms, but, so far Tizen has been focused primarily on smartphones and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI)…”