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Ubuntu for phones announced, arrives in early 2014

03 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
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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May be nokia is going to have this one . If the news of nokia working with linux based is true.
No wonder if smart phones without any particular os may come in near future where you can put any os you like on the phone !

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  • 2013-01-03 12:17
  • uv86
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I like Ubuntu, but just to be honest. It will fail, UNLESS it runs the same apps as their desktop counterpart AND it runs the games on Android.

The lacks of games is the biggest obstacle for Ubuntu. With little to no game causes majority of users not to switch to Ubuntu. And with little users on board, hardware manufacturers were likely to ignore their support for this small segment.

I don't think a mobile version of Ubuntu can change anything. 2014? Are you kidding me? Even the Firefox OS is still too late. Android back at its time, had filled the hole where there's still no real competitive mobile OS. Competition are always good for customers, a reasonable and possible competition that is.

And with its app store which is the worse part of Ubuntu experiences I'm facing. The apps in there are outdated, frozen with bugs and all. Please keep in mind that to update the apps, you will need to add PPAs by yourself, and in the worst case scenario if there's no PPA for the app you want, you will have to combine the app yourself.

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  • 2013-01-03 12:16
  • w4G9

> In reply to JackTheRipper @ 2013-01-03 12:09 from fqeu - click to readBro?? What is SYMBIAN80?????????????? as far as i know its Symbian60 then Symbian3. :D

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  • 2013-01-03 12:13
  • vaN}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-03 10:17 from IaHY - click to readAnd Symbian S80 and S60 and WM 5 and Windows CE?
Android 1.1 is better than WP8 and Symbian Belle.

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  • 2013-01-03 12:09
  • fqeu

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-03 10:18 from 4P56 - click to readThey did that on a Nexus 3

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  • 2013-01-03 12:08
  • 7XbR

Looking at this definitely the time isn't far away from coming of run the os you want type of smart phones just like dos based pcs

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  • 2013-01-03 12:06
  • uv86

You want Ubuntu on your phone? Buy a HTC HD2!
Of course, that would be the desktop version - not really optimized for a 4,3" touch screen.

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  • 2013-01-03 12:01
  • JxHk

Next generation mobile OS is Ubuntu Mobile

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  • 2013-01-03 11:56
  • bJ7{

Smartphones finally getting smart...

Now that's what I'm talking about!

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  • 2013-01-03 11:46
  • Tk1M

awesome deal tough compaction to windows 8 ,Android and ios

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  • 2013-01-03 11:41
  • uv9w


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  • 2013-01-03 11:32
  • vGWQ

> In reply to some1 @ 2013-01-03 09:39 from iFrR - click to readNo thats not going to happen now is it!

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  • 2013-01-03 11:11
  • 3Jn}

This could truly be a contender considering Ubuntu is a full-fledged OS and if big-name app makers are willing to support the platform.

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  • 2013-01-03 11:10
  • IV%L

Why care about that? The OS will be surely advanced enough to manage the running apps on its own.

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  • 2013-01-03 10:59
  • 04QN

it's georgeus :ooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • 2013-01-03 10:48
  • iBtv

There is no Android kernel and drivers, Android uses the Linux kernel and drivers. Android is middleware, apis and libraries that sit on top of Linux. That means one should in theory be able to install 'Android' on Ubuntu mobile and be able to run Android apps alongside native Linux apps. Sounds good to me!

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  • 2013-01-03 10:29
  • T6tw

> In reply to WizKevin @ 2013-01-03 09:39 from LDcD - click to readdid you know about linux-based Meego OS?

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  • 2013-01-03 10:22
  • rA2y

I would like to give this one a try. Seems quite promising. I wonder if I can delete my Android OS and install UBUNTU on my Skyrocket and still get all the features so that I don't have to buy a phone in order to try the OS.

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  • 2013-01-03 10:18
  • 4P56

> In reply to kaloyski @ 2013-01-03 08:25 from RxnW - click to readhow many of you remember Android 1.0 and 1.1?

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  • 2013-01-03 10:17
  • IaHY

> In reply to zamroni @ 2013-01-03 09:55 from P5pQ - click to readI thought all Android fanboys say Android no lag? and it is butter smooth? LOL

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  • 2013-01-03 10:14
  • IaHY

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