For partners

Be in control — own the entire service layer: content and services, user accounts, payments and the store.

Differentiation without fragmentation

Ubuntu allows you to control the entire service layer — the visual identity and the suite of digital life services — ensuring a consistent user experience. This gives you the opportunity to differentiate your handsets without fragmenting or forking the operating system. It’s an opportunity to increase revenue that simply doesn’t exist on other platforms.

Learn more about customising the experience ›

Profit via user payments

As well as integrating your content, functionality and branding, you can take over the management of your users’ financial interactions. You can integrate your own payment systems deep into the phone, via Ubuntu’s unique frameworks. And while you can opt to use the default Ubuntu store for downloads and purchases, you can also customise it to showcase your services, or replace it with your own store. No other mobile platform makes it this easy to develop your own ecosystem and revenue streams.

Ubuntu phone handsets

Targeting mid to high end devices

With a user experience and partner differentiation strategy that revolves around content and services — Ubuntu is tailored for users that require higher data usage and higher quality devices. By targeting mid to high end devices with Ubuntu, carriers and device manufacturers can deliver a superior experience while leveraging Ubuntu’s service layer differentiation opportunities.

Easier hardware enablement

Ubuntu’s core system is based around a typical Android Board Support Package (BSP), so you don’t need to invest in new ones. And we have teams based in Taipei, Shanghai, London, Beijing and Boston, who can engage with your engineering and factory operations.

Learn more about the Ubuntu features ›

If you already make handsets that run Android, the work needed to adopt Ubuntu will be trivial 

Adán Muñoz, BQ Product Development Manager

The Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group

The Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group (CAG) was formed in June 2013, enabling mobile operators from across the globe to help shape Ubuntu’s mobile strategy. Members receive confidential briefings and share industry insights, to ensure that Ubuntu meets their needs as it develops.

Learn more about the CAG

  • H3G
  • China Unicom
  • Deutsche telekom
  • Everywhere everywhere
  • Korea telecom
  • LG uplus
  • MTN Group
  • Portugal telecom
  • Smart
  • Smartfren
  • South Korea telecom
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telstra
  • Verizon
  • Vodafone