Canonical’s Ubuntu Phone OS for smartphones and tablets was already living on ventilator support since January when the updates were limited to critical fixes and security patches.
Now, the company has told that the operating system won’t be getting any update following the month of June 2017. This would be accompanied by the termination of the app store in a couple of steps.
Network World received an email from Canonical, stating the latest development, reads that “it’ll be no longer possible to purchase apps from Ubuntu Phone app store from June 2017.” And it won’t be possible to upload to new apps to the store.
The email further says that developers managing paid apps on the store can withdraw the apps or make them free to download. Moreover, users won’t be able to download any apps from the store after the year 2017 ends.
The news about Canonical terminating support for Ubuntu Phone OS builds upon their previous announcement about pulling funds off development for Unity 8 and Ubuntu Phone OS. The company has now removed another hurdle in their road to make Ubuntu a convergent OS.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht