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: Impressed.
by Morgan on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 21:04 UTC in reply to "Impressed."
Morgan
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Very well said!

I'd love to know what the reference devices are. It looks like my Nexus S just misses the mark; it's a Cortex A8 and the minimum requirements state a Cortex A9. I do plan on getting a Note 2 this summer though, and if it's possible to use it as a developer device I'd love to jump in and get my feet wet.

Watching the video, it's apparent that Ubuntu sees the importance of a workflow centric model over an app centric one. Windows Phone is very much about this as well, which is why I love that OS so much. It looks like Ubuntu is trying to take it even further. Seeing this makes my Android device with its home screen full of app icons seem dated and useless.

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