For partners

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Ubuntu provides a complete software stack, and Canonical is the perfect commercial partner to help you create a new range of mobile devices.

  • Ubuntu provides the ideal platform to deliver class-leading devices, quickly, easily and cost-effectively
  • Canonical has years of experience partnering with the world’s leading PC makers and silicon vendors
  • We bring full support for hardware enablement and product readiness, including integrating custom services, content and apps

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More than a mobile — a unique opportunity for manufacturers and operators

With Ubuntu, OEMs can now create a new generation of smartphones that can provide a full PC experience when connected to a standard display. It’s a clear differentiator for manufacturers who want to address the growing consumer trend for device convergence.

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Differentiate where it matters

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.

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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.

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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.

We are very excited by our partnership with Ubuntu and look forward to an onward successful relationship.

Tony Navin, Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives at Snapdeal

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

Adán Muñoz, BQ Product Development Manager

Ubuntu is breaking down new barriers in mobile user experience and ecosystem development and we’re excited to be partnering with them.

Li Nan, VP at Meizu

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Canonical partners with OEMs, operators and resellers to build unique mobile and PC experiences based on Ubuntu.

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Looking to create IoT devices?

Ubuntu is also used on IoT equipment from digital signage to robots and industrial gateways. Canonical can help you get started with your project.

Learn more about IoT ›