Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2013 18:53 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Images and open source code for the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be published on Thursday 21st February, supporting the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 smartphones. They are intended for enthusiasts and developers, to familiarise themselves with Ubuntu's smartphone experience and develop applications on spare handsets. Tools that manage the flashing of the phone will be available on the same day in the Ubuntu archives, making it easy to keep a device up to date with the latest version of the Touch Developer Preview." Cool. Too bad it's only for Nexus phones, and not for more popular ones.
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RE: Comment by twitterfire
by ricegf on Sat 16th Feb 2013 16:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by twitterfire"
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Look, I've used an iPad since 1.0 (paid by work, not me), and IMHO apps are badly overrated. What I really want is a usable browser, but since Apple insists that all browser apps use their crashy renderer, I don't have one.

What I do get is a browser where half of the websites endlessly insist that I install their "app" instead - where their app can't zoom, requires that I scroll across horizontal multi-column pages instead of a nice clean vertical linear scroll, and don't allow me to comment (or even read comments).

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this - witness today's XKCD:

What I really want is a phablet with a great browser that websites think is a desktop, so they'll freaking leave me alone and let me work / play / read / shop / whatever!


And yes, I know Apple != Android and I'm not a mainstream user, but the point remains.

Edited 2013-02-16 16:39 UTC

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