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[2]: Impressed.
by Nelson on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 20:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Impressed."
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Google isn't scared of an Android off-shoot taking eyeballs off of their Android OS? Or getting along completely without their ecosystem? That's nonsensical.

If this gains any sort of traction, and it is increasingly obvious OEMs are looking to pivot away from Google's Android (though not necessarily Android per-say see Amazon) to their own solutions. And it makes sense, there's little additional revenue streams coming from Android for OEMs making it harder to match the likes of Apple on price at the same specs.

But of course, you're welcome to enlighten me. I always saw Android as a means to an end for Google, and a very shaky one at that, it's very easy to make Android not worth it for Google.

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