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Ubuntu for phones announced, arrives in early 2014

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Ubuntu for phones announced, arrives in early 2014 - read the full textCanonical has unveiled the mobile version of their Linux-based Ubuntu operating system. Ubuntu for phones uses the same basic kernel and drivers as Android but has a brand new UI and navigation. For starters, Ubuntu makes heavy use of gestures for navigating around. Each of the four corners...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-04 02:46 from IaHY - click to readPirated version are available for free..
Many do not even know that they are pirated.

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  • 2014-01-18 18:50
  • Xu@R

> In reply to iCh4N @ 2013-01-04 05:55 from P@dH - click to readApple is not opensource

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  • 2014-01-18 18:45
  • Xu@R

its nothing but a version of mego os in nokia n9 nothing more

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  • 2013-08-03 13:39
  • utkG

from the news piece:-
" Although it is based on the Android kernel,"

Are we really sure about this?

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  • 2013-01-12 04:02
  • RJhm

get ready for future happy os.let the era begins

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  • 2013-01-04 19:23
  • uvnk

> In reply to test @ 2013-01-03 22:41 from HKUn - click to readY U NO READ? It is an Ubuntu distribution.

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  • 2013-01-04 11:39
  • xZs}

Will we see dual SIM ubuntu phones next year?

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  • 2013-01-04 08:38
  • miZk

Apple, part of open source family? You will be disappointed, but no, even if they used a BSD licenced kernel to conceive their system, Mac OS X is closed source.

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  • 2013-01-04 08:15
  • MV4n

What did happen to Ubuntu for Android?
Looks like Canonical decided to make their own OS instead of relying on Android.

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  • 2013-01-04 06:07
  • na6t

Open Source Family. Apple, Android, and Ubuntu Linux. The real kim is coming back

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  • 2013-01-04 05:55
  • P@dH

Really gud to have ubuntu on phone,the thing is lyk it would be with very less features as we can compare from android froyo to gingerbread in a gap of 6 months.
anyways ubuntu rocks.........

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  • 2013-01-04 05:14
  • MHxZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-04 02:46 from IaHY - click to readBecause of Bill Gates' innate skill to destroy Microsoft's competition and because there was a long time before real money-making companies started promoting Linux distros as Windows competitors for regular humans, not just techies.
But, regarding smartphones, money was involved since the beginning of the craze, so Linux distros (Android, Ubuntu, Tizen, Meego, Sailfish, etc) were promoted early on and will rule the phone world.

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  • 2013-01-04 04:33
  • LaKG

> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2013-01-03 16:40 from 0UuE - click to readusually fanboys think that every nice phones are galaxy

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  • 2013-01-04 02:48
  • IaHY

> In reply to Yani2000 @ 2013-01-03 20:38 from 3pwj - click to readthen why 90% of the desktop PC and laptop users are still slavishly stuck with Windows?

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  • 2013-01-04 02:46
  • IaHY

> In reply to test @ 2013-01-03 22:41 from HKUn - click to readA desktop environment (DE) is indeed a UI, dude. And Unity, KDE, Gnome, XFCE, LXDE and E17, among others available for a GNU Linux desktop and laptop distro are UI or DE, as those words are synonyms.
What did you want me to learn, then?

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  • 2013-01-04 02:03
  • MV4n

> In reply to zebarnabe @ 2013-01-03 13:53 from pXKa - click to readI'm pretty sure Ubuntu apps run on ARM as well, after all, the desktop supports it...

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  • 2013-01-04 01:18
  • 0TjY

> In reply to Picar0 @ 2013-01-03 19:47 from MV4n - click to readYou do realise that Ubuntu is a Linux distribution and Unity is a User Interface?

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  • 2013-01-03 22:41
  • HKUn

> In reply to Linoslav @ 2013-01-03 18:20 from 3s4G - click to readWho are you calling a grandpa? Listen, Unity broke the conventions. It made life a hell to people who depended on using and managing the system QUICKLY. It also did away with a convention of a taskbar. That is a biggie for big multi-taskers. I was not involved in development of it, and when it came I had to discover it on the fly. Trust me, admins don't like being treated like that by the devs. And users are not getting anything admins don't aprove of.

Also, what was wrong with the GNOME launch menu? It gave very simple, easy, quick and INTUITIVE way of getting around and getting things done.

Have you ever been an admin? Well, I have been one for a time some years back. I've handled machines used by the accounting, devs, the boss and of course the servers. We used a mixture of Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu. And during the time of GNOME 2, things were good. I left the company in the meantime, but my friend still working there told me the boss went ballistic when he showed him unity on a test machine.

Afterwards Mint LTS became the distro of choice there for desktops, with MATE(GNOME 2 fork).

Windows Vista broke many conventions too, and no admin wanted it, and no one wanted windows 2008 without damn good reason.

You see, stability and continuity is very important in production environments. Unity broke that continuity, and it didn't really bring much improvement.

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  • 2013-01-03 22:14
  • JFkf

And that is why open source matters people!
All this is working on a Nexus smartphone!

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  • 2013-01-03 20:38
  • 3pwj

Ubuntu / Unity, Windows 8 / Metro

Nice to play with, hard to live with. In time it will make sense, but while users still have keyboards and tap pads, their should remain two UIs.

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  • 2013-01-03 20:14
  • ji3x

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