When T-Mobile has joined them., it looked like only European and Asian telecoms were interested in . Then, in July, , and now
T-Mobile, the smallest of the major US carriers, . Since then T-Mobile has been hyper-aggressive in trying to improve its sales position.
In early July, the company announced its. In it, T-Mobile customers can upgrade their phones up to twice per year. Later in July, .
It thus makes perfect sense for T-Mobile to look to Ubuntu as yet another way to separate it from AT&T and Sprint. Canonical said that "T-Mobile USA is the newest member of the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group. T-Mobile USA reaches almost 300 million American consumers and business people today. As a member of the CAG, T-Mobile USA will join discussions to influence the development of Ubuntu for smartphones."
Canonical, unlike Google with Android, won't allow T-Mobile, or any carrier, too much control over the operating system's look and feel. As Jono Bacon, Ubuntu's community manager, said at OSCon, . "My wife and I both had Android phones and they gave us two entirely different experiences," said Bacon. "We're avoiding that."