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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RE: Android just to start with...
by Alfman on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 20:15 UTC in reply to "Android just to start with..."
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Plenty of mobile OS innovation comes from independent software developers who could never make it in the hardware market. So it's great to see software developers developing new OSes for existing android ARM devices.

Not that hardware sold with android necessarily makes for a good hardware standard (aren't there plenty of binary blobs?). Then there's the need to root devices. But if anything were to becomes a defacto standard then android devices are as good as any at this point.

Ideally consumers would be able to buy barebones kits directly without an OS, as one would with desktop computers. But vendors have been bundling so aggressively that it'll probably never happen for tablets.

Edited 2013-01-02 20:18 UTC

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