If this works as well as I hope it can then Ubuntu on the mobile could be an excellent audio device quite apart from its smartphone capabilities and a new player with a mature OS on the market that’s not iOS or Android.

(img source: www.ubuntu.com)

(img source: www.ubuntu.com)

I am particularly impressed with the swipe management of apps also on the new service as well as the potential for all those yummy linux apps for audio.

Taken from the Ubuntu.com main website

Designed to make all your phone content easier to access and your apps more immersive – every edge has a specific purpose, making all your apps, content and controls instantly accessible, without navigating back to the home screen every time. And the Ubuntu phone fits perfectly into the wider family of Ubuntu interfaces, alongside the PC and TV. It’s a uniquely, beautifully converged experience.

Ubuntu uses simple natural swiping gestures from the edges of the screen to make it easier than ever to access your content and switch between apps. Every edge of the phone is used, letting you move faster between apps, settings and content.

A short swipe from the left edge of the screen is all it takes to reveal your favourite apps. There’s room for everything you use daily, available instantly from the welcome screen or any application. Ubuntu lets you switch faster between running and favourite apps than any other phone. Page either left or right from the home screen to see the content you use most. A full left-to-right swipe reveals a screen showing all your open apps, while a swipe from the right brings you instantly to the last app you were using. Switching between running applications has never been quicker or easier.

Web applications sit alongside native apps on Ubuntu. They get their own icons and the same access to system notifications. So apps like Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Gmail and Spotify are all available – and thanks to Ubuntu’s web app APIs, it’s easy for web developers to install their sites as full applications. Just tell your phone what you’re looking for and watch the results come in. If it’s a person, you’ll see data from your email and phone contacts alongside Facebook friends and followers on Twitter. Looking for music? Ubuntu doesn’t just search your phone. It also searches online retailers including Amazon and the Ubuntu One Music Store, putting the whole world of music at your fingertips, alongside your personal collection.

http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone

If it packs USB on the go and a decent platform then color me interested!

Have a look at the main video and give us your thoughts guys.

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