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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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smarter os like ios n android.
come soon coz 2014 is so far...
hope for extra easy than ios n android os.........

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  • 2013-01-03 08:14
  • w9Dj

Looks beautiful, especially with Ubuntu font all over it, and purple backgrounds. Icons' shapes do kinda remind of Nokia OSes, though. And the swipe navigation paradigm is somewhat similar to the Nokia N9's MeeGo Harmattan UI. I think Nokia even referred to it as "Swype UI", or something like that. Anyone else sees similarities, or is it just me?

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  • 2013-01-03 08:14
  • JIwT

loving this os. hope so will rule out in just coming time.......waiting for ubuntu magic..........

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  • 2013-01-03 08:11
  • vbMh

battery always come first for me now.

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  • 2013-01-03 07:52
  • YbM6

bye . bye Android

welcome Ubuntu ))

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  • 2013-01-03 07:47
  • Y96B

waiting for this but 2014 is toooooooo late

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  • 2013-01-03 07:46
  • t}AK

Can't wait until a rom (or is it called an image?) is released for my galaxy s3 so I can use it as a second booting alternative! Always liked the idea of connecting my phone to a screen and a keyboard and getting a true desktop experience, especially that the current quad cores and the upcoming ones (like Samsungs next 14nano one) with 1-3gb of ram allow that! But hope that we find other than html5 versions of apps, coz not always do one have access to the Internet!

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  • 2013-01-03 07:35
  • nQe2

Nothing exciting. But if it is fully optimized with a lot of apps, android ll need much more development.

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  • 2013-01-03 07:35
  • P5J6

Yeah, they look exactly the same -.-

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  • 2013-01-03 07:35
  • 8BRh

> In reply to JackTheRipper @ 2013-01-03 07:10 from fq6D - click to readFirst honeycomb is very different from meego in terms of ui. Plus Nokia n9 was announced on June 2011 and honeycomb was released on may. I think its not possible to Nokia to copy and remake the whole os in a month.

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  • 2013-01-03 07:34
  • t7Xk

> In reply to JackTheRipper @ 2013-01-03 07:10 from fq6D - click to readIt is clear from your comment that you are a high school boy.What do u call gestures in honeycomb?

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  • 2013-01-03 07:33
  • uuh0

I just went gaga when i saw linux

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  • 2013-01-03 07:30
  • ftb}

There is no 'Android Kernel'. Android uses the Linux kernel

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  • 2013-01-03 07:28
  • T6tw

Superb idea, will target apple, android and windows phone market.

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  • 2013-01-03 07:25
  • vG1m

Its amazing !!!
All os are in one os thats great to see

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  • 2013-01-03 07:15
  • JbsS

> In reply to sailfish @ 2013-01-03 07:06 from t7Xk - click to readNokia N9 copied swipe from Android Honeycomb!
Nokia is a major copycat brand.

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  • 2013-01-03 07:10
  • fq6D

People say android is for geeks which makes me laugh. I think THIS is the one for geeks!

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  • 2013-01-03 07:08
  • PGsY

Real Competition for Android: Here it comes

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  • 2013-01-03 07:07
  • yRNH

Nokia n9 and windows phone copycat.

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  • 2013-01-03 07:06
  • t7Xk

nga-nga for this phone

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  • 2013-01-03 07:04
  • IkPI

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