South Africa’s Mark Shuttleworth was demonstrating the Ubuntu Phone OS at CES 2013, though nobody is being allowed to actually touch the phone at this point. Unfortunately we were unable to get Mark to demonstrate the handset for us but we did get a closer look at the OS
The video below shows the Ubuntu Phone OS running on a Galaxy Nexus. The largely button-free interface, Ubuntu desktop OS-like side dock for apps are pointed out, as are several other features of the operating system.
Canonical wants to turn smartphones into ultra-portable PCs by docking the device with additional peripherals.
Canonical is apparently talking to potential hardware partners at CES.