Ubuntu Phone already has eight operators associated
Canonical announced that it has signed an eight Operators ” Advisory Group “to collaborate in the development of ubuntu on smartphones . The operators are Deutsche Telekom, Everything Everywhere, Korea Telecom, Telecom Italia, LG Uplus, Portugal Telecom, SK Telecom and “Spanish leading operator”, who was not identified by name, but that could be TelefÃ³nica (Movistar).
Operators gain “access to early information about Ubuntu and plans for device manufacturers to support the operating system, as well as the opportunity to be a launch partner for Ubuntu on smartphones,” the company said.
Canonical will continue to be the developer of the software, but the operators may influence the course to continue on. The topics discussed this group include the differentiation between carriers, developer ecosystem, portability of applications from Android and BlackBerry, HTML5 standards, market apps, content and services, revenue models, payment mechanisms, fragmentation of the platform and more.
If Ubuntu Phone wants to get ahead needs the support of the operators, application developers and OEMs, as it will have to compete with other players who have been on the market longer.
– Carrier Advisory Group
– Ubuntu phone OS has eight carriers signed on to boost development (Ars Technica)