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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RE[5]: Oh well...
by Sodki on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 00:52 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Oh well..."
Sodki
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I largely agree, however, if I can get an Ubuntu phone that's relatively inexpensive I will. I want one, a Linux phone that updates, I control and use as a computer appeals to me.


That's the thing, I'm not sure you will be in full control of the phone. You're describing (in a way) my N900, but it's getting very old now and unfortunately it seems to be the only one of its kind.

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