Ubuntu’s mobile OS was one of the most interesting recent announcements in mobile tech, and at CES 2013 we finally got a chance to go hands-on and receive a thorough demo of the OS in its admittedly early current stage. Despite the fact that even a developer launch of Canonical’s Ubuntu Mobile is still likely a few months off, it’s already looking like a strong contender, and potentially one that could shake up a market that has had relatively few big earth-quaking changes over the past couple of years. There’s a lot that is familiar about Ubuntu Mobile for users of the desktop version of this Linux-based OS. The dock is relatively intact, for instance. But maybe the most notable feature is a complete absence of buttons, since Ubuntu Mobile is meant to be pretty much entirely gesture-controlled.
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