Because what the world needs most is another smartphone OS, software firm Canonical has released...

|By:, SA News Editor

Because what the world needs most is another smartphone OS, software firm Canonical has released a mobile version of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Mobile Ubuntu uses the same kernel as Android (also derived from Linux), but apps will have to be re-written. It features some innovative gestures and a few other tricks, but will also have to compete with Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10, Firefox OS, Tizen, Sailfish, and some other would-be Android/iOS rivals.