Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Feb 2014 23:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

The Ubuntu Touch smartphone OS has come a long way, but it still has further to plod before it's ready for market - all Canonical will tell us that it hopes to see an Ubuntu phone before the end of this year. Nevertheless, now that some phone manufacturers are on board with the project, we've been able to play with a couple of prototypes: One was just a non-functioning handset from a Spanish company called BQ, showing off plain but solid build quality reflective of a mid-tier device. The other was more interesting - a re-purposed Android handset from a second Ubuntu partner, Meizu, which makes light work of the operating system and interface.

It looks a bit choppy to me, but alas, it's a development build.

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Ubuntu is about convergence
by pica on Fri 28th Feb 2014 19:46 UTC
pica
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my main interest in Ubuntu Phone is its vision to provide a smartphone that is able to replace an low end laptop or desktop. The vision to have a smartphone I simply put into a docking station and use it as a desktop really fascinates me.

But looking at the specifications of the Meizu MX3, I do not think that dream comes true yet.

pica


PS About MX3 - I ride a Voitl MX3 (http://www.voitl-bikes.de/produkte_mx3.html) based bike for over 5 years now. That beast is a dream :-)

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