Comparison: Ubuntu Touch OS vs. Android vs. iOS (Apple)

Visual comparison of Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch with Android, iOS.
Find Ubuntu Phones:
Find the Nexus 5:
Nexus 4:
Android devices:
iOS devices:

Ubuntu Touch (also known as Ubuntu Phone) is a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system developed by Canonical Ltd. and the Ubuntu community. It is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.

Ubuntu Touch uses the Qt 5-based touch user interface and various software frameworks originally developed for Maemo and MeeGo such as oFono as telephony stack, accounts-sso for single sign-on, and Maliit for input. Using libhybris the system can often be used with Linux kernels used in Android, which makes it easily ported to most recent Android smartphones. Libertine is Ubuntu’s project to run traditional desktop X applications.

13 Replies to “Comparison: Ubuntu Touch OS vs. Android vs. iOS (Apple)”

  1. Intellectual Tux

    Everything is great about Ubuntu Touch,I personally like the Linux features the most,The only drawbacks are the low range of mobiles supported and the lack of some rather popular software and applications that may or may not become important,and both are issues that discourage people from testing the Operating System.

  2. david w pinkston

    a few years ago, i was interested in having ubuntu on a smartphone. as i now see how slow 16.04 boots up on my desktop, i'm not so sure. the only thing slower is chromium launching.

  3. anino207

    Just a clarification, the home screen of the Ubuntu Phone is called the dash and it has scopes. You can customize which scope you want to show or hide through the bottom gesture. Good video though 🙂

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