Ubuntu phone partners

Ubuntu is driving change in the mobile industry by delivering what matters to device manufacturers and operators — the only platform which allows ownership of the service layer, enabling unprecedented differentiation and revenue sharing opportunities.

Ubuntu phones

What you get when you work with us

  • A stunning user experience on any smartphone.
  • A unique opportunity to customise the OS without forking or fragmenting it.
  • The facility to integrate your branding, apps, content and back-end services (e.g. billing and payments).
  • Features that increase data and service usage, delivering more revenue for you.

A growing partner ecosystem

Ubuntu is scheduled for release on phones from its launch partners, BQ and Meizu, in late 2014. Opportunities now exist for both mobile carriers and handset manufacturers to partner with Canonical to deliver Ubuntu smartphones in their markets. Contact us today to learn more about the Ubuntu opportunity.

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Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group

The Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group (CAG) lets mobile operators shape Ubuntu’s mobile strategy. Members receive advance confidential briefings and provide us with industry insight to ensure that Ubuntu meets their needs.

Members of the CAG have the opportunity to be a launch partner and gain the right to ship Ubuntu in markets they serve. They also benefit from regular CAG meetings, wide industry participation and launch priority.

The Carrier Advisory Group is chaired independently of Canonical by David Wood, who has 25 years’ experience in the mobile industry, including leadership roles at Psion, Symbian and Accenture. He has wide experience with collaborative advisory groups, and twice served on the board of directors of the OMA (Open Mobile Alliance).

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A selection of our Carrier Advisory Group participants

  • EE
  • H3G
  • China Unicom
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Korea Telecom
  • LG U+
  • MTN Group
  • Portugal Telecom