Vodafone has backed Ubuntu, joining an advisory group run by development backer Canonical to bringing the open-source OS to handsets.
Canonical's carrier advisory group allows operators to have a say in Ubuntu's development on mobile.
Three, EE and T-Mobile have already signed up to the group, which consists of 16 operators in total. The group will close to new entrants in July - but the first major Ubuntu Touch phone isn't expected to appear until next year.
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