Yesterday was quite busy for Ubuntu users, among other things because they found out that their famous desktop will cease to be from next year. This news is having rivers of digital ink and many wonder if Ubuntu Gnome will continue or not, or if Ubuntu MATE will disappear.
The uncertainties about this increase with each hour that passes without specifying such information, but surely many ask other types of questions What will happen to my Ubuntu Phone? Will development continue?
The truth is that Canonical has the last word on these questions. Still, everything seems to indicate that Ubuntu Phone is not in danger. Earlier this year, Ubuntu users received the news of do not release any device or new version until the arrival of the snap packages to Ubuntu phone, packages that continue to develop. On the other hand, MIR is also moving forward, so it is really only the desktop that will be suppressed.
Ubuntu Phone could go ahead but without Unity
Gnome will not arrive on Ubuntu Phone, but it can arrive another desktop or a launcher (as Android users call it) to continue with the mobile operating system. Changing the appearance but not the heart of our mobile. Another issue will be Convergence, a Convergence that will stop developing but that can make the mobile develop on one side and the desktop on another. Come on, Canonical will follow in the footsteps of Apple and Google in this regard.
I personally believe that Ubuntu Phone will continue, not only because of all these possibilities but also because of the fact that so far, Ubuntu has continued to bet on its mobile system and that gives me the assurance that it will continue. In any case, there is still a year left until Unity disappears and Gnome returns, a time in which many things can be changed Do not you think?