A Consistent InterfaceInitially, Ubuntu was only set to appear on the European market, but T-mobile, the smallest of the US-based mobile carriers decided to join Verizon to bring this operating system to the U.S. market. In spite of bringing the system to America's markets, ZDNet reports that T-mobile won't have much input over the Ubuntu interface. Ubuntu's community manager, Jono Bacon was quoted by ZDNet as saying that he wanted to avoid the "interface fragmentation that plagues Android."
Because Google is given a lot of say over how they want Android to work, users can have completely different experiences when using the Android operating system on different phones. Ubuntu wants the same interface regardless of whether a user is holding one of T-Mobile's cell phones in the United States or a different carrier's cell phone in Europe.