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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RE[3]: Impressed.
by Lennie on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 23:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Impressed."
Lennie
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2007-09-22

Just a few monents ago I posted about the ARM Chromebook:

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?546909

The ARM-based Chromebook outperforms the Intel Atom one from a year or so before it from the previous Chromebook generation. But is a lot cheaper and uses less power.

If you read my comment above, the Chromebook can run Ubuntu.

That is the same ARM-chip which will be in the new highend phones for 2013.

So I don't see a huge problem.

Edited 2013-01-02 23:39 UTC

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RE[4]: Impressed.
by Nelson on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 23:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Impressed."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I guess if Ubuntu starts making phones the size of Chromebooks you'll be on to something.

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RE[5]: Impressed.
by Lennie on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 01:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Impressed."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

My point was, phones with the same chips as the Chromebook will be what will be generally available this year.

Ubuntu wants to get on to the market in 2014, I doubt it will be a big problem by them.

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