Verizon and China Unicom join Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group
1. JMartin22 (Posts: 643; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Verizon is going to lock it down like a caged pony. Look at what the U.S.carriers did you Android.
2. muddygeek (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
After seeing the videos of Ubuntu Touch, I'm excited at the possibility we could see it on phones in the US. We really need a viable open alternative to iOS and Android (especially with Android's mostly closed system and poor updates).
3. Beholder88 (Posts: 80; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Any American provider such as Verizon is going to lock the system down like they do on Android. iOS is more closed that Android muddygeek, Android was built to be open source and iOS was not. As said before, updates are almost always delayed by the provider, not the developer (Google). They have to be approved and tweaked by the provider before they can be pushed out to the consumers.
4. bwhiting (Posts: 146; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
I wouldn't mind seeing Ubuntu in the US. I use Verizon already and want to get a new OS instead of the Android if the recent talks about the Ubuntu OS is true to be more customizable then I can do a lot with it.