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Silber added that as it is essentially the standard Ubuntu platform, there's no need to recompile apps to run specifically on it. The software also plugs into the Ubuntu One platform, giving access to its cloud storage and services. Ubuntu One, along with things like text messaging and emailing, is directly accessible from the top-right hand menu (pictured).
Canonical expects the first Ubuntu for Android devices to be offered in a bundled package with a dock included, but Silber said that was a decision that would need to be made by the specific manufacturer. She could not say which companies had signed deals to produce handsets running Ubuntu for Android, nor when the first devices would arrive.
Silber added that while updates could follow the standard desktop Ubuntu update schedule, for security patches as well as new features, operators and manufacturers could have the final say in when the updates ultimately roll out.
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