Their new project on the other hand, which is bringing Ubuntu to smartphones, is in heavy development. But the busy developers at Canonical are making sure that their core product gets all the attention it deserves. Ubuntu 13.04, apart from bringing new features to the user, will also come with a more polished and refined look that will hopefully put it head-to-head with Microsoft's convoluted Windows 8 desktop.
Here are some of the best features that are either expected to land or have already landed in Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail):
1. A Dashing Dash
In Ubuntu 13.04 the Dash will get smarter, faster, and more integrated with the World Wide Web. One of the most important features proposed for this release is that of instant purchasing from the Dash. This means that users will not only be able to browse online music and apps, they will also be able to purchase them without opening the browser window. This will make it easier for users to buy new apps and music (from Ubuntu One store) without jumping through multiple hoops. Though as good as this feature sounds, we're pretty sure that a lot of people will be a bit averse to this idea.
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