At the Computex trade show in Taiwan, the company announced particulars of a mobile version of Linux,Mobile and Embedded Edition. The first full release of the software, which will permit video, sound and full-featured Internet browsing, is due to arrive in October, said.
The software is geared for use on Intel'splatform--minitablet PCs using low-power processors and tiny keyboards. Intel , as well as a similar partnership with Red Flag Linux, at its Intel Developer Forum in Beijing in April.
"Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded edition is expected to deliver fast boot and resume times, and reside in a small memory and disk footprint," Canonical said in a statement.
Ubuntu Chief Technology Officer Matt Zimmerman announced the mobile software effort in May on an Ubuntu mailing list.
"It is clear that new types of devices--small, handheld, graphical tablets which are Internet-enabled--are going to change the way we communicate and collaborate. These devices place new demands on open-source software and require innovative graphical interfaces, improved power management and better responsiveness," Zimmerman said.
Canonical's Ubuntu competes with other versions of Linux such asand , but it's been climbing in popularity.