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    Phoronix: Ubuntu Linux For Mobile Phones Announced

    Canonical officially announced Ubuntu Phone OS today, it's attempt at pushing the popular desktop Linux distribution onto mobile devices. However, for the moment, if you're just an end-user don't get too excited...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI2NjU

  • #2
    Watch OUT! Here comes Nerd Rage and Anti-Ubuntu posts!

    Here, let me start! "Arch could do that better!".

    Am I doing it right?

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    • #3
      Was there an ETA on the sale of the phone. Can't find it anywhere.

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      • #4
        Vaporware

        I'm still waiting for Ubuntu TV.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Spectre View Post
          Was there an ETA on the sale of the phone. Can't find it anywhere.
          No, it didn't mention ANY provider that will be picking up the phone as of this date. Nor do I think it mentioned that it turns into the FULL ubuntu desktop when docked to a hdmi capable tv and usb keyboard mouse combo. I found that detail on the ubuntu blog.

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          • #6
            Hmm QML toolkit, html5 so it's like tizen but more like meego and obviously debian packaging system. Well hopefully after CES we see is it any good, some big phone manufacturer could show phone with ubuntu mobile os on there.

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            • #7
              KDE

              Plasma Active looks like a better idea than this actually... Still nice, it would be good if they maintained compatibility with Plasma...

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              • #8
                Hands on: http://youtube.com/watch?v=kXWnMTm7We8.

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                • #9
                  No hardware vendor support..hmm

                  Okay, it has only become 2013 and we're getting hyped up for false hopes?

                  Ubuntu TV for 2012 (didn't happen...)
                  Ubuntu for Android 2012 (died off?)

                  Ubuntu Phone 2013 (No vendor support, but hey we got the OS! -.-)

                  I'm sorry to rant but I've lost hope for Canonical. They are good at getting peoples hopes up, but actually delivering rarely happens. I wouldn't announce any type of gadget until you GOT A HARDWARE VENDOR...:/

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                  • #10
                    What graphics server is it running? Wayland? X.org? Something else?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Spectre View Post
                      Was there an ETA on the sale of the phone. Can't find it anywhere.
                      Due for release in 2014.

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                      • #12
                        Mark said the first Ubuntu for Android high-end devices are shipping H2 2013.
                        Ubuntu Phone OS powered phones will ship in early 2014.
                        It is running X.org at the moment and uses Qt5 QML for native applications.
                        They target low-end and high-end devices equally.

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                        • #13
                          As little disappointed

                          I was expecting an actual device of some kind, like a phone or tablet. Instead it's just a software announcement that may not go anywhere. This is a very competitive market, just look at how Palm has failed , and they actually had some real marketing and devices.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                            Mark said the first Ubuntu for Android high-end devices are shipping H2 2013.
                            Ubuntu Phone OS powered phones will ship in early 2014.
                            It is running X.org at the moment and uses Qt5 QML for native applications.
                            They target low-end and high-end devices equally.
                            Isn't this similar to what jolla is using?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                              It is running X.org at the moment
                              Really? How they achieve X.Org Server running on top of Android drivers that doesn't support GLX?

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