The mobile world is completely dominated by the world’s well-known mobile operating systems which are Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. The former takes huge chunks of the market share with over 80 percent worldwide.
With Android and iOS having some really strong footholds in the mobile phone space, things get a bit tricky and sometimes quite disastrous for any newcomer vying to topple these two giants, case in point, Microsoft and their Windows Mobile platform.
Canonical is looking to be a viable competitor in the smartphone spectrum with the introduction of its very own Linux-based mobile operating system.
To make its take on Mobile operating systems stand out, Canonical is looking to take advantage of some really interesting technologies and most notable among this one of a kind features, is called “Convergence.”
Ubuntu Convergence is by far Canonical’s best mobile feature and during the early part of this week, we shown you a working demo of the Ubuntu Touch wireless display on the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition but as it turns out, it won’t be the only device receiving the wireless display feature as the FairPhone 2 is looking to join the fray.
The FairPhone 2 is not an official Ubuntu Touch device but thanks to the efforts of Marius Gripsgård who was able to create a working community Ubuntu Port for the device using the aethercast technology.
Porting is about 70 percent complete with little issues appearing like problems with RGBA causing an imbalance colour scheme.
The device isn’t as powerful as the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition but its Quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.26Ghz and paired with 2GB RAM with an ample 32GB of internal storage is just enough to do the device justice.