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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What happened to Ubuntu for Android?
by FunkyELF on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 21:06 UTC
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"Ubuntu for Android"... just one tab over from "Ubuntu for Phones" looked awesome yet we haven't seen anything come of it. Will it go away?

It too promised a full desktop when docked but when it wasn't docked it was Android and ran Android apps.
Hell, it even ran Android apps when it was docked.

The biggest downside with this "Ubuntu for Phones" is that doesn't seem to support Android apps where "Ubuntu for Android" did.

I don't know what they were waiting for. Perhaps an OEM to pick it up and ship it on a device.
They should release the source and let Android ROM developers integrate it

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