engine - 6:15 pm on Jan 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
The Ubuntu operating system has been adapted to run on smartphones.
The Linux-based software will allow users to run desktop apps on their handsets, allowing them to double for PCs when docked to monitors.
The code will initially be released as a file which can be installed on Google's Nexus 3 phones to replace Android.
Ubuntu OS Phones To Be Shown At CES Las Vegas 2013 [bbc.co.uk]
Phones running the software will be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week.