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Ubuntu Likely Won't Appear On Phones Until 2015

Mark Shuttleworth and other Canonical employees have in the past talked about 2014 as being when Ubuntu Touch will begin appearing on devices... Now that 2014 is here, the word now is that it will likely not be until 2015 when an Ubuntu Phone is coming out of any major device manufacturers.

15 January 2014 - Ubuntu Touch In 2015 - 28 Comments
Canonical Is Still Operating At A Significant Loss

Canonical, the legal entity around Ubuntu Linux, is still operating at a loss of millions of dollars each year. Making the rounds on the Internet this morning is Canonical's UK financial report for the 2013 fiscal year.

14 January 2014 - Millions In The Hole - 95 Comments
Mir Is Still Overwhelmingly A Canonical-Only Affair

While Wayland 1.4 is set to be released next month with many new features and has seen contributors from many different companies, the Mir Display Server for Ubuntu continues to be developed exclusively by Canonical.

25 December 2013 - Canonical Mir - 24 Comments
Mir 0.1.2 Pulls In 52 Changes, Surface Resize Support

With Canonical now focusing on making Mir ready for its desktop premiere in Ubuntu 14.10 but already shipping and supporting Mir for Ubuntu Touch, it's time for another Mir display server update. This week's Mir 0.1.2 update carries at least 52 changes.

27 November 2013 - Mir 0.1.2 Release - 18 Comments
Ubuntu Touch Has Many Plans For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Besides the other UDS sessions this week that were already covered on Phoronix, many discussions took place about plans to improve Ubuntu Touch during the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cycle. Canonical developers feel very hopeful and ambitions for their phone/tablet plans in the next six months.

24 November 2013 - Ubuntu Touch Plans - 49 Comments
Ubuntu Touch System Apps Have A Ways To Improve

While Ubuntu developers are working to bring Ubuntu Touch Apps to the Ubuntu desktop as part of their mobile convergence strategy, the Ubuntu Touch System Apps have quite a ways to improve in being comparable to the existing Ubuntu desktop applications or the core apps found on iOS and Android.

21 November 2013 - System Apps Letdown - 8 Comments
Experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator Unveiled

Canonical's Ricardo Salveti de Araujo announced this morning the release of an experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator. This emulator for the Ubuntu-focused tablet/phone version is complete with the Unity 8 user-interface and is running on the Mir display server.

20 November 2013 - Emulating Ubuntu Touch With Mir - Add A Comment
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Won't Be Powered By Mir

A virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit is taking place this week. The event was kicked off again by Jono Bacon and Mark Shuttleworth. During the event a few interesting tidbits of information were learned about Ubuntu Touch and Mir.

19 November 2013 - Keynote - 30 Comments
Mir 0.1.1 Has Arrived, But Light On Features

It's been a while since last having any major Mir Display Server news to talk about. The central Mir Bazaar repository for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS developments has been silent lately, but finally a new Mir back was merged back in that provides v0.1.1.

16 November 2013 - Mir 0.1.1 - 23 Comments
Mark Shuttleworth Sends Out Apologies

Mark Shuttleworth has apologized on the behalf of his legal team for one of his employees asserting their trademark rights over a web-site that was critical of Ubuntu's privacy within Unity. At the same time he also apologized over his earlier "Open Source Tea Party" comments for anti-Mir users.

10 November 2013 - Shuttleworth - 88 Comments
Mir Gets Fixed From Serious Performance Issues

While Mir is big onto integrated testing and was designed from the ground-up this way, performance regressions slipping into the code-base doesn't appear to be incredibly uncommon. Just days after Mir receiving an important performance rendering fix, another commit to Canonical's display server sets out to "fix significant performance issues" with the code-base.

25 October 2013 - Performance - 1 Comment

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