Canonical has this week revealed via a bug report lodged on the Launchpad website, the issue tracker for Ubuntu the project, that the Ubuntu for Android project is now no longer in development.
The ideas behind the Ubuntu for Android was that Android smartphone users would be able to use Google’s Android operating system whilst using the smart phone but when it was docked to a monitor, keyboard and mouse the smart phone would transform into a new Ubuntu computer system.
Considering that the idea Canonical for Ubuntu for Android was very innovative and unique, it seems a shame that the development of the new Ubuntu for Android has now been closed down. The but report on the Launchpad website website reads :
“[The website] describes Ubuntu for Android as “the must-have feature for late-2012 high-end Android phones. Ubuntu for Android is no longer in development, so this page should be retired, along with [the features section].”
Canonical have also released this confirmation about the closure of Ubuntu for Andoird saying :
“We are very happy with the reception of both the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop, and the early Ubuntu phone images. We think these development show a desire in the market place for Ubuntu, and an Ubuntu for Android (U4A) solution would be a good way for it to reach users.
We still believe that U4A is a great product concept and that consumers would welcome the feature. The development within Ubuntu for U4A is complete. To take the development further requires a launch partner in order to make the necessary modifications on the Android side.
We are currently not in concrete discussions with launch partners, but we are still very much open to such a partnership. We are focused on Ubuntu for Phones at the moment, therefore we are not actively pushing for Ubuntu for Android.However, if a prospective partner steps forward, we are very much open to launching Ubuntu for Android.”
Source: Android Authority