Canonical continues to issue announcements and news about upcoming changes within your company and your Ubuntu project. We now know that Ubuntu Phone will be discontinued in early June. The mobile operating system, Ubuntu Phone will stop receiving updates and security patchesYou will not receive news, nor can you upload new programs to the official store.
The official store that Canonical created for Ubuntu Phone apps will be closed at the end of this year, so little by little the Ubuntu mobile system will no longer have a presence among end users.
Several users have confirmed their help and collaboration in the project for Ubuntu Phone to move forward. However, many users who have devices with Ubuntu Phone, despite the fact that they continue to work, are switching their phones to Android, since almost all Ubuntu Phone mobile models have an Android version.
Plasma Mobile continues with its development despite the fall of Ubuntu Phone
This is the bitter and dark side of Gnu / Linux for mobile. The good part is that other Gnu / Linux-based mobile operating systems keep going. A good example of this is Plasma Mobile, the mobile project of the KDE Project. This operating system is still unstable but its development continues and it already works on terminals such as the Nexus 5. Plasma Mobile will not have any specific mobile, unlike Ubuntu Phone and will be compatible with all kinds of apps, such as Android apk, Ubuntu scopes or Sailfish OS packages.
Canonical has dealt a serious blow to the Gnu / Linux mobile world, a world that had advanced with the actual existence of Linux mobiles. Something that never ceases to surprise many (and saddens the users of these devices). In any case, Linux will continue to be on mobile … At least this year.