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New Ad for Ubuntu for Android Arrives, But Where’s the Beef?

If you’ve been waiting for Ubuntu for Android, it still isn’t here yet, but you can take in a promotional video for it, available here. As Mark Shuttleworth has made clear, Canonical is moving quickly ahead with its plans to bring Ubuntu to platforms going well beyond just desktop computers. Smartphones are a key platform that Canonical is targeting with Ubuntu, and the company was very vocal about Ubuntu for Android at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. So why is a video that is essentially an ad for Ubuntu for Android appearing when you still can’t get a smartphone with it running? As we covered here, hacks have already placed Ubuntu on Android smartphones, but many users want to get a phone that simply has it preloaded. The latest video ad says "get a Phone with Ubuntu for Android to start living a life less complicated." But you can’t get one. The text that comes with the new video says: “Ubuntu for Android enables high-end Android handsets to run Ubuntu, the world’s favorite free PC desktop operating system. So users get the Android they know on the move, but when they connect their phone to a monitor, mouse and

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