When the ticking clock on Ubuntu's website hit zero and revealed the Ubuntu Phone platform, I got excited. I've used various versions of Ubuntu off and on over the years, and recently started using it as the primary OS on my laptop. I've been impressed and would love to see Ubuntu flow over on to my phone as well. The Ubuntu Phone experience will be even more similar to the desktop version than previously thought, because Ubuntu Phone will have a terminal application, giving users complete control over their phone's system.
For days now Ubuntu's site has featured an ominous countdown and the words "So close, you can almost touch it." The countdown ended with the release of a virtual keynote by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth touting a new mobile version of Ubuntu, and the "Ubuntu Phone." Shuttleworth says the new goal for Ubuntu is to create "one platform for all kinds of computing." The aim is have Ubuntu powering phones, computers, television, and the cloud.