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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by lucas_maximus on Mon 18th Feb 2013 20:46 UTC
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With two days to go:

* So far there is a preview SDK.
* No Emulator.
* No mention of any manufacturers on board.
* The SDK appears to be C++ / HTML + JS (Correct me if I am wrong). Which is an odd choice.

Unless they get these things are present on Thursday, they won't really have a lot of lot of traction in the market or with developers that aren't ubuntu die hards.

Also for me there is no compelling reason to go for this platform, it is neither familiar (I have Java/C# experience) or popular.

Edited 2013-02-18 20:46 UTC

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