Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2013 18:53 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Images and open source code for the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be published on Thursday 21st February, supporting the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 smartphones. They are intended for enthusiasts and developers, to familiarise themselves with Ubuntu's smartphone experience and develop applications on spare handsets. Tools that manage the flashing of the phone will be available on the same day in the Ubuntu archives, making it easy to keep a device up to date with the latest version of the Touch Developer Preview." Cool. Too bad it's only for Nexus phones, and not for more popular ones.
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RE[2]: Comment by woegjiub
by _txf_ on Sat 16th Feb 2013 01:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by woegjiub"
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2008-03-17

Canoninal must learn that the "install it yourself" trick (a trick to sidestep the lack of preinstalls and pretend manufacturers aren't that important) doesn't work in the 99% of people, and Canonical should start catering to the needs of hardware manufacturers.


You're suggesting that Canonical should have released a phone to consumers with half finished software?

This is a developer preview...

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RE[3]: Comment by woegjiub
by moondevil on Sat 16th Feb 2013 07:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by woegjiub"
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2005-07-08

On the telecommunication world developer previews come with hardware.

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RE[3]: Comment by woegjiub
by darknexus on Sat 16th Feb 2013 11:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by woegjiub"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

You're suggesting that Canonical should have released a phone to consumers with half finished software?

Why not? Every single thing Canonical has released within the past few years has been half-finished, and that's being kind. 8.10 and onwards have been buggy, unfinished, unstable hodgepodges of software that don't integrate well together at all.

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