Ubuntu for Android is no longer under development as the firm
responsible behind the OS, Canonical, has other priorities for now.
news regarding the plans to shut down Ubuntu for Android (U4A) project
first came via a public bug report (now hidden) that stated "Ubuntu for
Android is no longer in development" which was later followed by an
official statement given
to Android Authority.
The statement mentioned that the Ubuntu for
Android project is no longer under active development. The firm also
mentioned that the U4A project is complete however, and the firm is in
search of a launch partner.
"We still believe that U4A is a great
product concept and that consumers would welcome the feature. The
development within Ubuntu for U4A is complete. To take the development
further requires a launch partner in order to make the necessary
modifications on the Android side. We are currently not in concrete
discussions with launch partners, but we are still very much open to
such a partnership," said Canonical in the statement.
said active development of the Ubuntu for Android was halted because it is focussing
more towards its own smartphone OS, Ubuntu for Phones, which already has
a few OEMs lined-up.
"We are focused on Ubuntu for Phones at the
moment, therefore we are not actively pushing for Ubuntu for Android.
However, if a prospective partner steps forward, we are very much open
to launching Ubuntu for Android," Canonical added.
Two weeks ago,
Canonical released Ubuntu 14.04 LTS edition for desktops and servers.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS gives users an
option to experience Unity 8, which is a next-generation interface
currently running on Ubuntu phones and tablets. According to the
company, it brings a single experience with applications that can work
across all multiple Ubuntu devices.