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A Preview of the Ubuntu Smartphone OS from CES

Even with the continued strength of iOS and the growing dominance of Android, there's still room for innovation in the smartphone OS space. Just as how Ubuntu finds its place among Mac OS X and Windows, Canonical has revealed a version of its Linux-based OS for smartphones.

We were fortunate enough to go hands-on at a demonstration at CES. Overall, we were extremely impressed with the polish of the OS. It manages to do something different from both iOS and Android, and while those systems are tried and true, there's still plenty of room for innovation.

Check out the video below for what we saw:

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Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.