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[5]: Impressed.
by Lennie on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 01:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Impressed."
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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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RE[6]: Impressed.
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 01:24 in reply to "RE[5]: Impressed."
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I'm just saying that battery characteristics may differ because of the form factor size, which limits the amount of space you can dedicate to a battery.

I'm sure they will be great and definite improvements, I'm just skeptical on the magnitude of those improvements going off of what we've been theoretically promised and what actually happens in practice.

Personally, I think this is a race that Intel will eventually win especially in the Tablet / Laptop space with Clovertrail as they have a huge lead in the fab process. Their weakness currently is GPUs, so we'll see where we stand in a years time.

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