Ubuntu Smartphone Confirmed for 2014 | Geeks are Sexy Technology News. You say you want a revolution? You say you are a Linux geek who hates Android, and Windows, and iOS? Well, you finally have your own phone. Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth, which is the most popular build of the Linux OS, Ubuntu, has announced that there will be an Ubuntu phone next year, and has developed an Ubuntu touch system for it. Of course, Linux is free and open source, as is Ubuntu; so, the interplay between Canonical and money hungry phone carriers should be interesting to watch. You won't get one of these for Christmas this year; but, wait til next year.