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Ubuntu Phone Alternatives

Ubuntu Phone is described as 'Ubuntu now runs on phones. With a beautifully designed, easy-to-use interface that enables users to find content and switch between apps faster than ever, it represents the alternative open source OS the mobile industry has been waiting for' and is a operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ubuntu Phone for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Android, Self-Hosted solutions, Linux Mobile and Android Wear. The best alternative is Android, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ubuntu Phone are Ubuntu Touch, Plasma Mobile, iOS and Sailfish OS.

Ubuntu Phone alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Mobile OSs or Android ROMs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ubuntu Phone.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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  1. Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.

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  2. Ubuntu Touch is a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system for mobile devices. It is adapted to run naturally in a mobile, touch-screen environment but is also capable of functioning as a desktop computer while in "desktop mode".

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    Plasma Mobile

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE
    • Linux Mobile

    Plasma Mobile turns your phone into a fully open hacking device, just like a PC. You can join us to start building new mobile experiences now.

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  4. iOS is a mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware. It is the operating system that powers iPhone, iPod Touch, and formerly iPad.

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    Sailfish OS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux Mobile

    Sailfish OS is a European alternative to dominating mobile operating systems, and the only mobile OS offering an exclusive licensing model for local implementations.

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    Linux based OS for mobile devices with a focus on swipe gestures and simple navigation

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    Tizen OS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Linux Mobile

    Tizen is an open source mobile and device operating system based on Linux developed by Samsung and Intel.

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    OxygenOS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    OxygenOS is an Android-based OS developed by OnePlus exclusively for their smartphones.

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    Fairphone Open

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    alternative, open source version of Fairphone OS, built by Fairphone, that puts transparency and ownership in the spotlight.

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    Astian OS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Astian OS is an operating system that is based on the discontinued Firefox OS, development by Astian Foundation, thus allowing support for mobile devices, TV's, and other devices. Astian OS is completely free and open.

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  10. webOS is a web-centric and usability-focused software platform for smart devices. The operating system has constantly evolved, passing through its journey from Palm to HP, and most recently to LG Electronics.

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