The Ubuntu 14.04 release will run on a wider variety of appliances than ever before, with tablet computers and in car computers to be targeted. This would be more reliable and usable than the Windows mobile operating system that is powering the Windows mobile telephone and of course many computers around the world. Tablet computers are one target for this new release of the popular Linux operating system that offers a free and usable operating operating system, although the default Unity tablet interface is annoying, you can install Gnome Shell or Lxde instead and that is the core strength of Linux after all. Mark Shuttleworth has also stated that the Ubuntu distribution will also target smartphones. Is he planning to take on the Windows phone and make his own Linux powered mobile telephone? The old Nokia N900 running a Linux based operating system was a popular choice for a Linux mobile device, but if Ubuntu wants to run on a tablet with limited power versus a power connected desktop machine they will need to improve the power management code to save battery life.
All in all, this looks like an interesting move by Canonical, we will have to wait until the release of the Ubuntu 14.04 release to get a better picture of the compatibility with the various target devices. Here is to hoping that they get this right!