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[3]: I want one!
by brion on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I want one!"
brion
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Mozilla at least has actual hardware partners and scheduled releases in a couple countries... but they're explicitly going for the low-end market.

Canonical hasn't shown yet that they can get *any* market; they still have no takers for "Ubuntu for Android" and this project too has no hardware partners yet.

Maybe it can get momentum as an aftermarket hobbyist OS... but I still haven't actually seen any product out of their *last* mobile OS announcement, so I'm not holding my breath.

I'll probably be more generous when there's something you can flash onto an actual phone and use it.

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