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    Phoronix: Canonical Clarifies Ubuntu Phone State: Nothing Really Until Snap-Based Image Ready

    For those that shared your hopes for Ubuntu Phones in 2017, some of you were right: those that guessed nothing or very little. There isn't going to be any new Ubuntu Phone releases or major OTA updates until there is a Snap-based image down the road...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...hone-Snap-Hold

  • #2
    *crickets*

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    • #3
      About two people will be devastated by the news. /s

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      • #4
        Three words:

        Duke Nukem For(n)ever.

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        • #5
          Headline for Ubuntu 2142.4 "Unity 8 pushed back to 2143.4, Unity 8 replaces Duke Nukem Forever as the common touchstone for vaporware"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bug77 View Post
            About two people will be devastated by the news. /s
            I can't speak for the other Ubuntu phone owner but personally I'm a little disappointed rather than devastated. Might go back to Android if I can find a decent vendor that *doesn't* leave me stuck with a 3 year old version of Android like the last one I had (they didn't want to spend time adding their crapware for a phone they no longer wanted to support).

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            • #7
              What was Unity 8 supposed to premier on the desktop again?

              According to http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/08/u...-13-10-arrives it was supposed to be the default in 14.10

              I wonder if they'd have been any faster if they weren't so busy reinventing the wheel with Mir

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              • #8
                Canonical can fork if they want. Besides, there's already information as to why they did on a technical level

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                • #9
                  It's going to take a while until snaps are really mature for desktop/phone. A lot of the corner cases probably still have to be discovered until snaps feel really well integrated (themes and everything match etc.) I'm running an all snaps system on my Raspberry Pi 3 and it feels really solid to update snaps, though. It could not be easier to just refresh or rollback whatever you want or to see which channel you're tracking for a particular snap with "snap info <snap>" and which version the edge or stable channel ist at etc.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ResponseWriter View Post

                    I can't speak for the other Ubuntu phone owner but personally I'm a little disappointed rather than devastated. Might go back to Android if I can find a decent vendor that *doesn't* leave me stuck with a 3 year old version of Android like the last one I had (they didn't want to spend time adding their crapware for a phone they no longer wanted to support).
                    i'm another one this a little frustating but I change last week to proposedRC channel and I have small upgrades of system every day and now I will wait unitll they rebase the system to snaps. the phone is faster than the android version, battery is better and I have what I need in the ota14

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