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 Boldie on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 19:46 UTC in reply to "..."
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I'm not sure it is based on android.
It specifically states that it does not have the overhead of java:

"Ubuntu provides a fast and beautiful experience, even on inexpensive hardware. It doesn’t have the overhead of a Java virtual machine, so all core applications run at full native speeds with a small memory footprint."

http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone/operators-and-oems

No android without Dalvik, right? It might just be the Linux kernel with android patches and can use the same drivers as Android phones. Or do I miss something?

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