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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by malxau on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 22:21 UTC in reply to "Based on android?"
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On phoronix forums they say it is running

So not Wayland? Obviously gets the best appcompat, but all apps would need to be at least recompiled for ARM, and smooth graphics seems like a higher priority than network transparency in a phone.

I'd be curious/appreciative if anyone has any more information on this.

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