The track of it all has been a presentation made at the last UbuCon 2016. Ubuntu for TV it has been a project with which Canonical has flirted on more than one occasion without it really materializing at any time. To this day. It seems like the idea has never come to dissipate it all it could materialize little by little and maybe we get it sooner than we think.
Ubuntu for TV has been a variant of this operating system initially took idea in January 2012. It has been four years since this project was discussed until the previous Ubuntu Community Manager, Jono Bacon, confirmed that the project was not really dead, but temporarily set aside while the projects were being developed. successive distros.
Whatever has happened since then, for now Ubuntu for TV is nothing more than vaporware. It does not exist yet. But that doesn’t mean you never have to. In fact, and according to the changes that are taking place in the Ubuntu ecosystem, it could be one more piece of the big puzzle which will shape the great convergence of environments and television would be one more of them.
Time has made the great news of Ubuntu for TV has dissipated over the years, so it’s time for Canonical to convince us again and, even more, to attract the interest of some great manufacturer of these devices in those to include your system. Knowing how we really know Ubuntu no more powerful TVs are needed and what we will get will be much smoother Smart TV systems.
We indicated to you that there was a presentation behind all this news. Current Ubuntu Community Manager Michael Hall gave a presentation of UbuCon 2016 during the SCALE 14x event in Pasadena, California. The note to keep in mind came in the last sentence when Hall said that Ubuntu would make it easier for programmers to develop applications that work on both desktop and mobile phones, tablets and eventually TVs.
The fact that Hall pronounced televisions as a development platform could be a clear reference to the Canonical project to sooner or later include televisions within their convergent environment. For now we can wait for new news.