Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was released in April 2014 and was a milestone for the Ubuntu community. It came in the middle of dedicated work for extending Ubuntu to phones and tablets. Since then, Ubuntu has continued to innovate and evolve on the path toward Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The first retail phones were based on Ubuntu 14.10 and then Ubuntu 15.04, and the infrastructure created for the phones has also laid the way for Snappy Ubuntu Core, which is a small, reliable platform that can be built upon, in power, the Internet of Things—small network devices such as network routers, home automation systems, Internet appliances and more—while still allowing the base system to receive security updates independently of the features that are built on top. Soon this technology will be used to power Ubuntu phones and tablets, and eventually even Ubuntu desktops for end users who will benefit from more reliable updates and fresher desktop software on each Ubuntu release.