Ubuntu to Unveil Its Operating System

by Ethan1985 - 2/20/13 3:26 AM

Ubuntu announced earlier this month that it would be bringing its Linux-based operating system to mobile phones later in 2013. Now, it looks like we might see the OS on tablets, as well.

A countdown clock has appeared on Ubuntu's website, along with the message "Tick, tock, tablet time!"

Canonical — the company behind the Ubuntu project — recently announced that the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be available for the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 4 on Feb. 21. It will also be installing the OS onto developer's phones at the Mobile World Congress, which takes place from Feb. 25 to 28.

Tuesday's announcement will likely be a tablet-optimized version of the OS available for developers around the same time as the smartphone version in the coming weeks.

The first Ubuntu smartphones are expected to launch in October.