Linux News Today: Mobile World Congress 2016 Starts Tomorrow for Canonical and Ubuntu
The Mobile World Congress 2016 starts tomorrow, February 22, in Barcelona and Canonical promises that it’s going to be one of the biggest years for Ubuntu.
We’ve seen a lot of activity on the Ubuntu front in anticipation of the Mobile World Congress 2016, and now it’s finally starting. There is a lot of exciting news going to be shared with the community in the coming days, and the company wanted to make an impression.
Many of the Ubuntu developers and members of Canonical have said that the new Expo is really impressive, and it’s easy to see why that’s the case from the pictures that have been shared until now. The company also shared its schedule and demos for the entire duration of the congress.
Ubuntu at Mobile World Congress 2016
The Mobile World Congress 2016 is one of the biggest events of the year, so Canonical couldn’t miss the opportunity of promoting its products, especially the mobile devices and the Ubuntu operating system.
The demos will cover pretty much everything that’s done by Canonical, including OpenStack, LXD, Ubuntu Core on switches, cloud benchmarking, robots and drones, home gateways, industrial IOT, and much more.
We have it on good authority that Canonical will have some really interesting announcements this year that will likely be quite a surprise for the community. The phones and Ubuntu Touch will also be a major focus for the company, and Canonical is expected to demo the newly announced Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition convergent tablet.
We have to remember that Canonical was announcing the Ubuntu phones back in 2013 at CES, and they were also making an impression at the Mobile World Congress from the same year. It will be interesting to see how much things have evolved in just three years.
It’s likely that more announcements will be revealed at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona that starts on February 22 and ends on February 25.