Ubuntu Phones will stop receiving security updates in June

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At this time, all phones and tablets with Ubuntu operating system receive security updates and critical fixes, but after June 2017, Canonical will no longer release any more updates for its mobile platform.

On the other hand, the Ubuntu Store will stop working at the end of the year, so that users will no longer be able to download applications from this platform, while developers will be unable to update their apps or correct errors.

The company confirmed all these developments in an email sent to Network world, where it also ensures that “It will no longer be possible to buy applications from the Ubuntu Phone store as of June 2017. In addition, developers of paid applications that are already available in the store will have the possibility to offer their apps for free or to withdraw them for complete platform ”.

In addition to the fact that the Ubuntu mobile operating system will stop receiving security updates in June, they will not be able to buy new applications from the same month because developers will not be able to upload new apps to the Ubuntu Store.

Ultimately, it is a decision that should no longer surprise anyone, bearing in mind that Canonical recently ended its plans for convergence Ubuntu, thus ending all investments and time spent developing tablet and mobile technologies with Ubuntu.

If you have a mobile device with Ubuntu, you should know that even if Canonical stops releasing new security updates your terminal will continue to work without problems. In fact, there are many Android phones and tablets that have not received updates from their manufacturers for a long time and can be used without problems.

The good news is that Ubuntu for mobile is still a platform that works wonderfully and does not usually present too many problems in the long term, although if you feel like the time has come to abandon this platform, you always have the possibility to flash your device with Android.

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  1.   Antonio Ferrer Ruiz said

    Good… Will I eat it with potatoes?

    1.    elcondonrotodegnu said

      Relax, there is a bit of hope with the Ubports team who are going to try to continue the project and it seems that they are on the right track.

    2.    elcondonrotodegnu said

      Don't throw in the towel so fast Ubuntu Phone dies, but the Ubuntu phone community is born… we will see if it "works" for now, it seems that they are on the right track.

  2.   Enrique de Diego said

    I have a BQ Aquaris that allows to have this and Android. It has support for both, come on. I tried Ubuntu and I found it attractive but not very functional as the Android market is compared to it. If Telegram gave way to real WhatsApp competition, Ubuntu would have more use for it but the user market is in WhatsApp and playstore with games.

    1.    Joan March said

      For some time now you can use WhatsApp on Ubuntu Phone through Loqui IM.

  3.   Federico Garcia said

    Well I shit tooo. I love it even if it gives me a headache.

  4.   Tucso deniz said

    Too bad it stayed in nothing

  5.   mitcoes1604 said

    No mention of Sailfish?