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  • Canonical Goes To Crowd-Funding For Ubuntu Edge Phone

    Phoronix: Canonical Goes To Crowd-Funding For Ubuntu Edge Phone

    As anticipated, Canonical announced today their Ubuntu Edge smart-phone. However, details are scarce and they don't even have the hardware specifications ironed out but are first trying to raise financing via crowd-funding...

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

  • #2
    32 million bucks in a month?

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    • #3
      The price is ok, considering it will have ultra high-end specifications (4GB RAM, 128 GB storage...), run Android & Ubuntu Phone OS and can be used as a full PC. Very excited about this.

      Also, please watch this video for the software story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtNhlVn3ETQ

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      • #4
        Originally posted by blinxwang View Post
        32 million bucks in a month?
        While the phone looks ok and the specs are top notch. 32mil in a month is ridiculous.

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        • #5
          Vaporware. Like all their other "product announcements".

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          • #6
            They should have named it "Ubuntu Miracle".

            Don't tell me it's not running their shiny new Mir technology.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by d2kx View Post
              The price is ok, considering it will have ultra high-end specifications (4GB RAM, 128 GB storage...), run Android & Ubuntu Phone OS and can be used as a full PC. Very excited about this.

              Also, please watch this video for the software story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtNhlVn3ETQ
              Yeah, the specs sound pretty decent, though I wonder why they didn't go for the full 1920x1080 enchilada like the Oppo Find 5 so they could capitalize on the whole "Retina" marketing craze.

              Any word yet on how open the driver situation is?

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              • #8
                Can I connect a 2560x1440 screen to it?
                Is it open (like a regular PC) to install any operating system I want?
                Which LTE frequency bands does it support?
                Does the price ($600) contain any VAT?

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                • #9
                  I want to hear stretch goals!

                  Seriously, what are they thinking? Ouya raised around $9 millions in 30 days. I honestley can't see this coming close to that unless Shuttleworth pitches in heavily himself.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Loranga View Post
                    Can I connect a 2560x1440 screen to it?
                    Is it open (like a regular PC) to install any operating system I want?
                    Which LTE frequency bands does it support?
                    Does the price ($600) contain any VAT?
                    No idea (thatd be based off the GPU.)

                    Says you can if you read: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge and scroll near the bottom. "Will the phone receive updates after launch?"

                    Says it supports both LTE standards, so go look up the LTE standards and see what carriers support those.

                    No idea

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                    • #11
                      "Canonical launched a IndieGoGo campaign today" so they're saying "We have no Cash" hmm "28 day warranty" what thats just like getting F***ed in the *** and paying some one 900$ to do it and, a even bigger Slap in the Face "The page also states that if they fail to reach their $32 million goal in the next month, "we will focus only on commercially available handsets and there will not be an Ubuntu Edge.", so it says Give us 32mil for our Shitty Developer Phone or F*** Off?, most Phones have a Video Resolution of 1920x1080 and, a 13MP camera, no one has even seen this thing working no?, 4GB of RAM, that's a Joke how many Phones use over 2GB's of Ram? and 128GB of storage is it good storage or some Cheap Chinese knock off "hardware subject to change" this maybe illegal in the USA "fastest multi-core CPU"Apple can do this too so can Android Phones but you get a 2 hour battery on a 900$ no Deal, so the Phone is going to run on ARM? or some Chinese knock off?0

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
                        "Canonical launched a IndieGoGo campaign today" so they're saying "We have no Cash" hmm "28 day warranty" what thats just like getting F***ed in the *** and paying some one 900$ to do it and, a even bigger Slap in the Face "The page also states that if they fail to reach their $32 million goal in the next month, "we will focus only on commercially available handsets and there will not be an Ubuntu Edge.", so it says Give us 32mil for our Shitty Developer Phone or F*** Off?, most Phones have a Video Resolution of 1920x1080 and, a 13MP camera, no one has even seen this thing working no?, 4GB of RAM, that's a Joke how many Phones use over 2GB's of Ram? and 128GB of storage is it good storage or some Cheap Chinese knock off "hardware subject to change" this maybe illegal in the USA "fastest multi-core CPU"Apple can do this too so can Android Phones but you get a 2 hour battery on a 900$ no Deal, so the Phone is going to run on ARM? or some Chinese knock off?0

                        Only warranty mandated use of F word.
                        (Fortunatly EU mandate 2y warranty, so at least in EU its not a problem)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by synaptix
                          Rather get myself a Windows 8 phone. :/
                          WinP 8 do not further Linux progress.

                          So go to Win forum if you Like that OS.

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                          • #14
                            28 days warranty? they havent heard of german law needing 2 years minimum for electronic devices, have they...?
                            28 days... thats like charging 7 times when the battery is strong enoght to power the whole ... thing.
                            one cool thing could be to boot any pc from it via usb. so as a live cd to chroot in or stuff. but resembling the win8 limitations for loaded modules from the uefi sh**, it probably wont be quite as cool...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by przemoli View Post
                              WinP 8 do not further Linux progress.

                              So go to Win forum if you Like that OS.
                              I've got every right to be here just as you do. I like Linux. I also like Windows, problem with that?

                              I'm more concerned about Linux progression on desktop rather than mobile

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