Canonical Ltd, developers of the Debian Linux based Ubuntu operating
system have announced that the group will be launching an operating
system for mobile phones and embedded devices while using and
collaborating on ultra low power processor technology from Intel Corp
with a focus on mobile internet access.
The announcement came on Saturday during the Ubuntu Developer Summit in
Seville, Spain. Programmers and contributors to the project will focus
on power management and user interface design when developing the
operating system, called Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded. The operating
system is expected to be released in October, along with Ubuntu 7.10,
while more information on technical specifications and technologies
supported is expected before the end of the week.