It looks like developers will be able to use their Google Galaxy Nexus and Google Nexus 4 devices to “flash” a developer-friendly version of Ubuntu Mobile from Canonical. You might remember that Google gave away thousands of those devices during their Google IO developer events.
Ubuntu is the new guy in the mobile operating system wars, so it will be interesting to see how it shapes us. The Ubuntu user interface and OS runs pretty smooth, but the question is, is it different enough that handset makers will invest time and resources on it? We will see.
For one thing, Ubuntu Mobile apps also run on Ubuntu Desktop, and other hardware platforms like smart televisions, tablets, etc. That is one thing it has going for it.