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Canonical will pitch Ubuntu with Android on Motorola Atrix 2 at MWC

Canonical will pitch Ubuntu with Android on Motorola Atrix 2 at MWC

Canonical will pitch Ubuntu with Android on Motorola Atrix 2 at MWC
News from Inquirer:

LINUX VENDOR Canonical will show off a Motorola Atrix 2 running its Ubuntu for Android Linux operating system to mobile phone vendors at Mobile World Congress (MWC).

Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux distribution is arguably one of the most popular consumer friendly versions of Linux available, and the firm will tip up at MWC with a Motorola Atrix 2 smartphone that when placed in a dock can run a full-blown desktop Ubuntu Linux installation. According to the firm, smartphones will be able to ship with Ubuntu for Android this year.

Ubuntu for Android is a version of the Linux distribution that remains idle on an Android smartphone until it is plugged into a dock. Once it is plugged in, Ubuntu starts up, taking input from a keyboard and mouse and sending display output to a monitor.

Richard Collins, product manager at Canonical told The INQUIRER that the firm’s choice of prototype device was simply to start a conversation with other handset makers. Collins said, “We don’t have any relationship with Motorola with respect to this particular product, so we have independently selected that particular hardware because of its capabilities particularly in terms of power and performance and developed our own prototype for MWC to engage a number of handset manufacturers.”

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Microsoft Files Motorola Mobility Antitrust Complaint With EU
News from Huffington Post:

By Foo Yun Chee
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Microsoft called on EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday to investigate Motorola Mobility, saying the U.S. phone maker was trying to block sales of its Windows PCs, its Xbox game consoles and other products.
“Earlier today, Microsoft filed a formal competition law complaint with the European Commission against Motorola Mobility,” Microsoft’s deputy general counsel Dave Heiner wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.
“We have taken this step because Motorola is attempting to block sales of Windows PCs, our Xbox game console and other products,” he said.
Last week, the European Commission and the U.S. Justice Department approved Google’s $ 12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility.
(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, editing by Charlie Dunmore)

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