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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Android HW adaptaition + QT based runtime
by dsmogor on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 12:04 UTC
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

WOW, this is my platform dream come true, way to go Shuttleworth!

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terrakotta Member since:
2010-04-21

Actually they could have used a lot of kde libraries, but went their own way, integrating the worst of meego (the 3 different panes were a pita because you were doing nothing but swipe swipe swipe), the worst of unity (the dock really sucks), and the worst of android and wp (only a 'back button', not a forward one, not to mention that the gesture left and right are not really linked to each other).
This thing is way too complex to handle. A phone os needs to be simple and straightforward. The two good thing I saw was their system tray and the search (yes it can be usefull to search amazon and the like, kde can do this already a long time. The lock *cough welcome* screen from meego was way more usefull than this garbage collector.

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