2. Ubuntu Touch
Up until now, Ubuntu Touch (the mobile-focused version of Ubuntu) has been available purely for developers and pro users looking to test out the new platform. That’s all set to change in 2014 with actual, shipping hardware. You, I and everyone else will be able to order their own Ubuntu-powered cellphone in the year. Will it be a smash hit, quickly rivaling many of the other dominant mobile OS players? Will it fall flat on its face and fail to ship enough units to even register as a blip on the radar? Or, perhaps more reasonably, will the results fall somewhere in the middle? Regardless of the outcome, Ubuntu Touch is going to be an interesting one to watch.