The Leader Of The Ubuntu Phone Project Has Left
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 2 September 2015 at 12:15 PM EDT. 5 Comments
UBUNTU --
Cristian Parrino, the former Vice President of Mobile at Canonical where he was the team leader for the Ubuntu Phone project, has left the company.

In a post dated yesterday, Cristian writes that it's "the end of a cycle. The beginning of a new one."

Parrino had been employed by Canonical since March of 2010 where he led the teams working on the Ubuntu Phone as well as the failed Ubuntu Edge campaign. Previous to leading the mobile efforts at Canonical, he co-founded a crowd-sourced platform for food video content and prior to that was a marketing officer at a firm in the UK.

As of this month, he's now done with Canonical and serving as co-founder/CEO to some green tech start-up currently in stealth mode.

In a separate post yesterday he commented on the Ubuntu Phone and challenges of mobile operating systems. He concluded that with, "While still in its early days, the Ubuntu Phone has the foundations for a successful run. I’ll be watching closely, as I take on a new adventure."
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