Great news developers, Samsung has announced to host a developers conference of its own. The Samsung Developers Conference will be held in San Francisco, USA on October 27 where developers will get a chance to engage with industry leaders, meet other developers and even get a first chance to check out new Samsung tools.
Meeting at Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, Samsung is going right to the heart of development conferences. San Francisco is where Google hold their I/O conference annually, which is a precursor to Apple's WWDC. The landing page for this event is sparse, but notes that devs can "learn about Samsung tools and SDKs".
Samsung hasn't opened their registration for the conference but is currently inviting interested developers to register their interest. We will keep you posted when the registration opens.
A developer preview of the Ubuntu mobile OS has been introduced and some Android phones may actually be used to try the new mobile operating system. However, before doing so, be forewarned that installing it on your Android phone will wipeout all of your data so it is better to perform a back-up before experimenting on this open source system. Some of the devices that it supports are the Nexus 4, 7 and 10 as well as the Galaxy Nexus.
It is also important to note that since the OS is new, it is not without flaws and it is expected that it will not function as optimally as well-established mobile operating systems in the market. Ubuntu Touch will entice open-source enthusiasts and some already report that it is quick and is better than what they had thought. Again, remember to back-up if you want to try to experience it.