Tbh, the main problem with Ubuntu Touch right now isn't its incomplete feature set (that's a given for any WIP OS revamp), it's the direction that Canonical is taking Ubuntu, with using Mir instead of building up Wayland, stirring up useless BS controversies with other distro maintainers and outright badmouthing fellow Linux developers like an incessant brat. That is the main issue with Ubuntu Touch; Canonical is trying to build Ubuntu like a closed source project ala Apple (while still being a GPL Linux distro), when in its early days it was a proper bluecollar GPL respecting open source project. This has caused a rift within the development community, and as a result, Ubuntu is the project that is suffering the most.
Akinaro, 15 Jun 2016Cloud is useless in real work, its good for documents and smaller files, but try to be synced ... moreYou are very right. Majority of smart phone 📱 users use their phones for communication and games
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2016i wouldnt say ubuntu is engineering, I prefer Freebsd myself, except my gaming rig will never ... moreThis is a joke. Freebsd is just a bsd kernel paired with linux apps. If you really2 like bsd, you should use any bsds other than freebsd.
i wouldnt say ubuntu is engineering, I prefer Freebsd myself, except my gaming rig will never be updated past windows 7. linux based (should say unix based) is more for tinkerers then engineering.
AJ_74, 16 Jun 2016If that's true it's only because you're A) a contraction, B) cheap, or C) someone that likes t... moreor maybe you are too stupid to install other OS, and you are stuck with the one that comes with your PC.
Nikos, 16 Jun 2016Why linux for engineers and servers? I use ubuntu 9 years now (s. 2007) in all my pcs, work an... moreIf that's true it's only because you're A) a contraction, B) cheap, or C) someone that likes to brag about what a sophisticated user he is in of comments.
Maybe it's all of the above.
Nikos, 16 Jun 2016Why linux for engineers and servers? I use ubuntu 9 years now (s. 2007) in all my pcs, work an... moreExactly. I'm not an engineer but I've been using Linux since a year ago and it took me 2 weeks to learn. Using Windows, in comparison, feels like going to war - and I've been using Windows without problems for a decade. Some of my family including their kids and an IT guy use various Ubuntu versions too.
Wow, pathetic optimization. Will not be even considering an Ubuntu anytime soon
There was apparently a recent update to the OS (OTA-11) that made a number of dramatic improvements.
Bottom line is that this Ubuntu OS is on a pretty steep development curve, and soon enough it will be a lot better than today.
Nikos, 16 Jun 2016Why linux for engineers and servers? I use ubuntu 9 years now (s. 2007) in all my pcs, work an... moremaybe you already have technical knowledge.
that's why you are comfortable working with linux.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2016We don't need more mobile OS. For PC, there's windows for gamers, enterprise, and general con... moreWhy linux for engineers and servers? I use ubuntu 9 years now (s. 2007) in all my pcs, work and home, and my kids lately do the same. We are not engineers though...
Anonymous, 16 Jun 2016So your saying, its fair comparing Ubuntu OS to the very first android or IOS? this is the mos... moreLooking at Android and iOS from Canonical's viewpoint, it is indeed an advantage whenever the two make mistakes from time to time. But this does not translate to the same result when they did it right. They (Android and Ubuntu) are asymptotic in similarity but that's it. They came from the Linux DNA, yet they varied very close and far at the same time.
And no one will expect developers and investors suddenly jumping ship to Ubuntu coming from the tried and tested Android and iOS space. This is one of the missing legs of Ubuntu to stand firm in the mobile world.
Ubuntu is stable as of this moment, but look at how it fares. Even the battery performance can tell you half of the story that it had not gotten past of hardware optimisation. Like I said, looks and acts like an Android, yet yields differently.
Anonymous, 16 Jun 2016This is a full UBUNTU desktop just that it is modified to be interfaced with touchscreen.. Pai... moreAll these desktop -> mobile ideology is just not going to work. Look at windows 10. Unless all the desktop apps are able to work perfectly well on the phones, it is not going to work for the end consumers.
Anonymous, 16 Jun 2016This is a full UBUNTU desktop just that it is modified to be interfaced with touchscreen.. Pai... morealmost all linux/ubuntu desktop apps are still depends on X, which is not available and not suitable for mobile/phone devices.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2016We don't need more mobile OS. For PC, there's windows for gamers, enterprise, and general con... moreThis is a full UBUNTU desktop just that it is modified to be interfaced with touchscreen.. Pair it with a keyboard and mouse, cast it through a display or projector and BAM.. Full desktop experience.. Not even microsoft can challenge
Greydawg, 15 Jun 2016After reading this article I dusted off my Nexus 4 running Ubuntu Touch and gave it a spin. A ... moreThat's my daily driver for almost a year: Nexus 4 + Ubuntu Touch. I gotta say, it's bug, sometimes annoying, but it's not Android nor iOS. I can use it because I only do sms, calls, casual email and browsing. If you rely on your phone for other stuff, forget it. At least for now.
Anyway, I'm glad to see the visibility of the OS. Although not the best news, but they will get there.
Gon-j, 15 Jun 2016Well what do we have here :) A smartphone with a different world of system inside of it.
Bu... moreSo your saying, its fair comparing Ubuntu OS to the very first android or IOS? this is the most stupid comment I've heard all day, are you telling us the Ubuntu CEO never learned from google or apple from all these years, and just made a phone OS from scratch without any research?
If you want a business to succeed, you have to look at the current competition and learn from their mistakes, Ubuntu had plenty of time to polish their OS to compete with the current competition.
Gon-j, 15 Jun 2016I never prefer to comment just to look like I know what I'm talking about, because I do know w... moreNever mind that guy. Once he came to the Nokia 808 PureView page and said that the iPhone 5 had a better camera. He's just trolling around.