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 happend when you lose your phone or have it stolen?
If it is your laptop repacement then you are in deep doo-doo.
Please don't say 'keep everything of value in the cloud'.
You will probably have setup the phone/laptop replacement to loging you your 'cloud' storage at startup. How secure is that? Yes people will do this despite being told that it is not good prectice. There is nowt as dumb as folk.

Then there is the Data cost while roaming. you will really need deep pockets to fund this sort of thing.

for me this is a total non starter but I suppose that there are some 'fans' out there who will leap on this with gusto.

I also think that Canonical is trying to do too many things at once. IMHO, they don't have the resources to do all of this properly. There are so many quality control issues with each Ubuntu release that I have to wonder why they want to open themselves up to even more flak from users.

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