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What to expect from a Ubuntu Phone in 2014

As we learned some weeks ago: “I think the full Ubuntu convergence experience will not be in the first round of Ubuntu phones, which we’re targeting for the first quarter 2014,” Cononical CEO Silber told CNET. What is that supposed to mean? In the first place this handset will obviously be added to the List of officially supported devices. As we know, this list is already getting longer.
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Status of Ubuntu Phone OS

A first release of Ubuntu Phone is expected to be delivered in October. There are several indicators how complete this first release will be, but first we should define the term complete.

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Oppo Find 5 Smartphone will be added to the List of Phones running Ubuntu

Beside the List of officially supported devices (we reported  that devices were added), there other device that will be ported by individuals. Also this list is getting longer and longer.

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Why not to be angry about the missing wonder preventing the Ubuntu Edge campaign to fail

Why should we not be angry about the failed campaign, and especially not angry about the missing intervention from Canonical, or even Mark Shuttleworth.

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What will happen to the Ubuntu Edge campaign

Only twenty minutes to go. Will Mark help us, will the campaign be prolonged, or will the campaign just fail?

Help us Mark Shuttleworth you’re our only hope!

You do not have to be a prophet to see that the Ubuntu Edge campaign will not be backed by enough people. Only a big player with enough money and certainly a big interest in Ubuntu Phone can make the campaign a success. I can not imagine who that big player might be except one, Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical).

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Smartwatch for Ubuntu Edge

The Ubuntu Edge is based on Android and there a lot of smartwatches out there for Android. We asked our selves, if it might be a big problem to adapt those smart watches to Ubuntu Phone. We did not stopped here. We asked several companies making smartwatches (Metawatch, Sony, Agent Watches, Pebble, I’M Watch, Martian Watches) about their opinion and if they have any plans regarding Ubuntu Phone.

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Under which circumstances you would buy a Ubuntu Edge

You don’t want to buy a mobile phone with cash in advance. But would you buy the Ubuntu Edge¬†in may 2014, if the phone would be ready to ship with the promised specifications, or would you buy another phone with comparable specs and another OS?

Spreading the word is not enough

We have only some days left to make the Ubuntu Edge campaign a success. There are a lot of articles and blog posts written to convince people to back the campaign. But words are not enough. We have to show people the future, if we are able to do so. If you have some Android device you can install Ubuntu Phone on you have to do it, and show it to your family, friends and coworkers. To install Ubuntu Phone got eaven easier.

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Installing Ubuntu Phone on actual devices is getting easier

Officially supported devices for installing Ubuntu Phone are Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. But Daniel Holbach stated Continue reading