Phoronix: Ubuntu Aims For Top 50 iOS/Android Apps
Besides announcing two partners shipping Ubuntu phones in 2014, Mark Shuttleworth's comments around the app ecosystem were also interesting...
I would like to see dalvilk ported to ubuntu touch. That would be great.
too late for flappy bird ;/
making it very easy for phone manufacturers to support Ubuntu if they support Android (and it's
also super easy to port Ubuntu to a phone with Cyanogen Mod support). However they aren't
launching any services for handling API requests, nor Dalvik, frameworks or anything else that
is needed for Android apps. If they would do that it would basically be a complete Android
If they want Android app support a much better way is to port Dalvik (or Art), the framework,
and map the API to Ubuntu. Or use an already stand alone Android app environment (like Myriad