Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Feb 2014 19:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

Canonical today announces it has signed agreements with mobile device manufacturers bq (Spain) and Meizu (China) to bring Ubuntu smartphones to consumers globally. Canonical is working with these partners to ship the first Ubuntu devices on the latest hardware in 2014. Ubuntu has also received significant support from the world's biggest carriers, some of which intend to work with OEM partners to bring phones to market this year.

Good news for Canonical.

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Interested
by screamingturnip on Wed 19th Feb 2014 22:46 UTC
screamingturnip
Member since:
2012-04-05

I really like ubuntu overall and I think if they could make those ginormous hard drives reality they'd have a real advantage. Obviously this isn't the prototype and those specs don't matter anymore but, yeah still interested.
"Ubuntu puts content and services at the centre of the experience, rather than hiding them behind stores and apps."
This sentence is gibberish to me.

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RE: Interested
by ichi on Wed 19th Feb 2014 23:39 in reply to "Interested"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

"Ubuntu puts content and services at the centre of the experience, rather than hiding them behind stores and apps."
This sentence is gibberish to me.


They could have thrown a couple of "synergy" in there to spice it up.

http://tinyurl.com/ne5ps94

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RE: Interested
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 20th Feb 2014 18:27 in reply to "Interested"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, from my early experience with Ubuntu touch on my nexus, they're talking about having links to buy stuff as part of the launcher. Rather than having to go into the store, browse to the movie section and then searching for the movie you want to buy.

Its a pretty stupid idea, imho. I don't want to buy a movie on my tablet that often that it should be on the same level of accessibility as my email or calendar. And frankly, the movies I do want to buy will never be the "hot, popular movie" in the launcher.

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