Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 19:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Expected, but still insanely cool: Canonical has just announced Ubuntu for phones. This is a new mobile phone operating system, with its own user interface and development platform. It's built around Qt5 and QML, and the interface reminds me of MeeGo on the N9. It's supposed to be on the shelves in early 2014, but the developer preview is out today.
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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 20:08 UTC
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Lots of very nice UI ideas, and it puts in better perspective some of the design choices they made with Unity (I understand the name better now - which would prove that this may have been a long-term project, not something hacked together for CES).

The quick-access to settings from the status bas is awesome (even though I wonder if it is that usable with "fat fingers"), and the dig at Google's on-screen buttons is deserved (it was a nice idea at first with a lot of potential, and they left it linger, burning OLED screens, wasting screen room, and becoming brain-dead stupid on tablets).

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