Ubuntu has been making quite the name for itself as a Linux operating system in the recent past (Dell just announced that it will preload it on some of its upcoming systems). Now comes word that plans are underway to extend the platform to handheld Internet-enabled devices. The new Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded project was announced at the Ubuntu Developer Summit taking place this week. Intel is partnering with the Ubuntu team as Intel continues to push its new Ultra Mobile platform.
Challenges facing developers of the mobile edition include the design of innovative graphic interfaces and power management capabilities, according to the posting on the Ubuntu Web site.
The first version of Ubuntu’s mobile edition is expected to with Ubuntu 7.10 due in October.