In 2012, Canonical announced the “Ubuntu for Android” project to unite the most popular Linux-based desktop OS with the most popular Linux-based mobile OS.

Two years later, the project is no longer in active development.

In a bug report on Launchpad, Ubuntu’s issue tracker, Canonical’s Matthew Paul Thomas stated:

“[The website] describes Ubuntu for Android as ‘the must-have feature for late-2012 high-end Android phones.’ Ubuntu for Android is no longer in development, so this page should be retired, along with [the features section].”

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The bug report has since been restricted from public view, but in a statement to Android Authority, Canonical stated that while the project is not completely dead, Canonical is currently focusing on pushing Ubuntu for Phones. The company is open to working with partners on Ubuntu for Android, but will not proceed with further U4A [Ubuntu for Android] development unless they can form a partnership with an OEM partner to launch it.

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Rob Marvin has been covering the software development and technology industry as Online & Social Media Editor at SD Times since July 2013. He is a 2013 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with dual degrees in Magazine Journalism and Psychology. Rob enjoys writing about anything and everything, from features, entertainment, news and culture to his current work covering the software development industry.