Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Dec 2013 23:57 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

Canonical has just signed its first deal to supply a smartphone with its mobile operating system, Canonical founder and product strategy leader Mark Shuttleworth revealed in an interview here at the LeWeb conference. He wouldn't say which company has agreed to use the Linux-based OS, but said it will be offered on high-end phones in 2014.

Good news.

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That beard.
by woegjiub on Wed 11th Dec 2013 01:47 UTC
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2008-11-25

I know it's offtopic, but is Shuttleworth trying to look like Stallman instead of Ive now?

The header picture was just too startling.

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RE: That beard.
by Fergy on Wed 11th Dec 2013 11:15 UTC in reply to "That beard."
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2006-04-10

I know it's offtopic, but is Shuttleworth trying to look like Stallman instead of Ive now?

The header picture was just too startling.

I thought of Infinite's Comstock...

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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Wed 11th Dec 2013 04:06 UTC
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2005-07-12

I know Canonical has been touting this as a true Linux-on-a-phone. Does this mean I'll be able to run KDE Plasma Active on it?

Ooh I hope so.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by ebasconp on Wed 11th Dec 2013 05:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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2006-05-09

Or you could try to get a Jolla phone and use a full linux software stack and Qt-based apps.

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by andrewclunn on Wed 11th Dec 2013 10:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
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Ubuntu is in the process of switching Unity over to Qt for 2014. So basically all Linux based phones are going to be running Qt apps.

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by zima on Sun 15th Dec 2013 08:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
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Or you could try to get a Jolla phone and use a full linux software stack and Qt-based apps.

What apps are really there?

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by ebasconp on Sun 15th Dec 2013 18:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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Not a lot actually; but the number of native apps should be growing.

Anyway, it comes with an Android VM built-in, so you can run Android apps on it too.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 11th Dec 2013 18:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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2006-07-14

Well the whole KDE on ubuntu thing is going to be kind of a mess for a while.

KDE isn't going to support Ubuntu's Mir ( a replacement for x server). So you'd need Xmir ( the backwards compatible solution) on the phone. That might introduce more latentcy and strange bugs unique to the platform.

If the phone's boot loader is unlocked, I guess you could install mer/sailfish on it and from that plasma active.

I share your desire for a plasma active style phone, not sure when it will be feasible and on which hardware.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Jaxen on Thu 12th Dec 2013 09:46 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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I think they going to release the unity version

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Comment by Fergy
by Fergy on Wed 11th Dec 2013 11:16 UTC
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2006-04-10

How does this relate to the kickstarter of the ubuntu phone?

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RE: Comment by Fergy
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 11th Dec 2013 18:32 UTC in reply to "Comment by Fergy"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, they missed their target for funding, so they didn't proceed with that device. Maybe its the basis for whatever device they are brewing up with the unnamed partner. The partner could just be bringing ubuntu to an existing design, similar to what ZTE did with firefox phone.

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Good for Ubuntu
by backdoc on Wed 11th Dec 2013 12:23 UTC
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2006-01-14

I'm really rooting for Ubuntu to pull off their plans. I'd love to move to an Ubuntu phone. If they can ever pull off Shuttleworth's vision, I believe all of the naysayers of Unity will say, "Oh. I get it." Don't get me wrong. I'm not a fan of Unity either. But, I believe it's part of the big picture. So, I tolerate it. For years now, Shuttleworth seems to make decisions that frustrate end users. It would be awesome to see it all pay off in the near future.

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RE: Good for Ubuntu
by r_a_trip on Wed 11th Dec 2013 21:41 UTC in reply to "Good for Ubuntu"
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2005-07-06

It only pays off if it doesn't frustrate end users...

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RE[2]: Good for Ubuntu
by backdoc on Wed 11th Dec 2013 22:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Good for Ubuntu"
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If they ever reach OS nirvana, the frustration will have been worth it.

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If only...
by JAlexoid on Wed 11th Dec 2013 14:57 UTC
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2009-05-19

If only Ubuntu Mobile were a bit more stable/usable at this point.

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sohan
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2013-12-12

More is here>>

http://techtimes.co/news/canonical-signs-first-ubuntu-touch-os-smar... it will bring a “high-end” smartphone in 2014

Shuttleworth said, “We make no claims for Android compatibility, but we make it super easy for you to target both at the same time and super cool for you to do so”.

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