It is out there in a big way, but it hasn’t really caught the popular/layman-woman’s mind as say, Android and iOS have. But Ubuntu seems to be a rather interesting play in convergence of all the computing platforms. It is open source and free and extremely convergent. In fact the Non-Profit One Laptop per Child Association is already using Ubuntu for low-price laptops for developing countries in education.
Now, it has come out with something that can convert your Android phone into a PC!
Here is what the Ubuntu site says:
Now multi-core Android phones can be PCs too. Ubuntu for Android enables high-end Android handsets to run Ubuntu, the world’s favourite free PC desktop operating system. So users get the Android they know on the move, but when they connect their phone to a monitor, mouse and keyboard, it becomes a PC.
The site enumerates the benefits of Ubuntu thus:
Take a look at the video explaining the whole process:
Featured Image Courtesy: Ubuntu Website