Designed to make all your phone content easier to access and your apps more immersive – every edge has a specific purpose, making all your apps, content and controls instantly accessible, without navigating back to the home screen every time. And the Ubuntu phone fits perfectly into the wider family of Ubuntu interfaces, alongside the PC and TV. It's a uniquely, beautifully converged experience.
Everything at your fingertips
Ubuntu uses simple natural swiping gestures from the edges of the screen to make it easier than ever to access your content and switch between apps. Every edge of the phone is used, letting you move faster between apps, settings and content.
A short swipe from the left edge of the screen is all it takes to reveal your favourite apps. There’s room for everything you use daily, available instantly from the welcome screen or any application. Ubuntu lets you switch faster between running and favourite apps than any other phone.
Page either left or right from the home screen to see the content you use most. A full left-to-right swipe reveals a screen showing all your open apps, while a swipe from the right brings you instantly to the last app you were using. Switching between running applications has never been quicker or easier.
A swipe from the right edge takes you back to the last app you were using; another swipe takes you back to the app you used before that. It’s natural to keep many apps open at once, which is why Ubuntu was designed for multitasking. No other smartphone lets you switch between applications this quickly.
A whole world of apps
Web applications sit alongside native apps on Ubuntu.
They get their own icons and the same access to system notifications. So apps like Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Gmail and Spotify are all available – and thanks to Ubuntu’s web app APIs, it’s easy for web developers to install their
sites as full applications.
But Ubuntu isn’t limited to HTML5. Native apps are blazingly fast, taking advantage of the full capabilities of the phone’s processor and graphics hardware. And a mobile SDK does most of the work to give you that gorgeous, distinctive Ubuntu look and feel.
Run local Ubuntu apps and remote Windows apps on a secure docked phone – the new thin client of choice. Your Ubuntu phone can be managed with standard enterprise Ubuntu management tools that also handle servers, cloud infrastructure and desktops. Secure your infrastructure using Ubuntu’s browser and email client, delivering your legacy Office apps from your data centre.
Find anything, anywhere, instantly
Just tell your phone what you’re looking for and watch the results come in. If it’s a person, you’ll see data from your email and phone contacts alongside Facebook friends and followers on Twitter. Looking for music? Ubuntu doesn’t just search your phone. It also searches online retailers including Amazon and the Ubuntu One Music Store, putting the whole world of music at your fingertips, alongside your personal collection.
Your phone will find it, let Ubuntu do the work.
A phone you can
see yourself in
Ubuntu reflects you with personalised graphics that adorn the phone’s welcome screen. Designed by artists who specialise in creating beautiful visualisations of complex data, the welcome screen evolves as you use the phone to be unique and completely personal. This isn’t a lock screen, it’s a sign saying: “come in”. A signature flourish for Ubuntu and for you.
Naturally neat and organised
We bring the world to your fingertips, and organise it all beautifully. Swipe from the home screen to filter your searches to apps, people, music and so on. Swipe from the top to see your incoming messages. Everything is stylish, elegant and crisp.
Ubuntu reinvents the inbox, giving you quicker access to all your emails, texts, calls and social media posts. See every message as it comes in and reply in an instant; just swipe down from the top when a new one arrives and respond directly to Facebook, Twitter, email, SMS and good old-fashioned telephone calls.
A life in pictures
The Gallery makes it easier than ever to organise, find and share your photos. Every shot is instantly uploaded to your Ubuntu One personal cloud account, making it available on all your devices – including those running iOS, Android and Windows.
Everything you expect
in a phone
Ubuntu includes native applications covering all the essentials you expect in a phone: telephony and voicemail, SMS and MMS, email, web browsing, photography, music and video.