Danbuntu also intimated that these apps can take advantage of Android Honeycomb, the geisiest of all zeitgeist technologies, the 3D glossy whizz whizz OS of the future for tablets, mobys and other new-fangled devices.
Which led me athinking about Linux and innovation: has Linux ever truly innovated? Apart from the obvious Free Software development model, has Linux ever been ahead of McWindows on features? I’m asking because I don’t know. And because maybe Mr Shuttleworth is actually dragging Linux kicking and screaming into the 21st century: the much-vaunted Unity interface on Wayland is designed for new devices. The GNOME desktop will be for legacy devices, such as laptops and desktops.
So is this the beginning of True Innovation, which will give normal people a compelling reason to use Linux?