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Canonical Pursues Android World with Updated App

Ubuntu itself may still be a long way away from running on a phone or tablet. But that isn’t stopping Canonical from trying to establish a foothold in the Android market via Ubuntu One, which just saw the release of a new version of its Android app boasting a host of updated features. Here’s the scoop.

Ubuntu One, which comes preinstalled on the operating system, allows file syncing across multiple devices, à la Dropbox. It also incorporates some other features, such as a music store, that set it apart from other data-storage platforms.

Although the basic version of Ubuntu One is free, users can pay for an enhanced plan that offers more storage space and music streaming. As Canonical’s only for-purchase service tailored to individuals running desktop Ubuntu, there can be little doubt at this point that Ubuntu One is central to the company’s effort to generate a revenue stream from the desktop version of its operating system.

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