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Author Topic: Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?  (Read 2515 times)

Arizona Hot

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Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?
« on: January 07, 2013, 04:03:42 PM »
Doesn't everyone love Ubuntu?

Ubuntu for Android turns smartphones into computers

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Re: Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 06:06:26 PM »
It's an interesting step in the process. I'm not sure I like what ubuntu has been doing in the desktop space, but if the new hotness is in mobile, then if they can actually wedge their way in to become a new player, let 'em have at it!

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Re: Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 05:18:00 AM »
Let me know when it's released and I'll probably give it a try. (c:


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Re: Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 05:22:02 AM »
I'm not in the market for a new smartphone/device, but the next time I am, I'll be looking for a GNU GPL device.
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Re: Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 05:41:07 AM »
I'm not in the market for a new smartphone/device, but the next time I am, I'll be looking for a GNU GPL device.

Ubuntu for Android doesn't require a new smartphone/device if you already have an Android device. . . :huh:


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Re: Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 05:58:46 AM »
I'm not in the market for a new smartphone/device, but the next time I am, I'll be looking for a GNU GPL device.

Ubuntu for Android doesn't require a new smartphone/device if you already have an Android device. . . :huh:

The thought of wiping my device doesn't exactly thrill me. Setting up new computers/devices/installations is mind-numbing tedious and I'm absolutely certain that it's used as one of the more malicious tortures in Hell for the truly unrepentant evil ones.
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Re: Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 07:20:03 AM »
From what I remember reading about it, it runs alongside the Android OS.

Found this. Emphasis added:
Now multi-core Android phones can be PCs too. Ubuntu for Android enables high-end Android handsets to run Ubuntu, the world’s favourite free PC desktop operating system. So users get the Android they know on the move, but when they connect their phone to a monitor, mouse and keyboard, it becomes a PC.



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Re: Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 07:33:11 AM »
^^ Ah. Got it. To be honest, that is almost EXACTLY what I want. I should check it out as I've got 2 Android devices to play with.
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Re: Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 07:39:41 AM »
Jumped a bit too soon. They're only taking inquiries from manufacturers at the moment. Q4 this year...

I didn't read the original article as it sounded like some kind of marketing nonsense instead of the more literal interpretation.

This very much looks like a giant step in the right direction for computing - the next step would be to have "power terminals" instead of "thin clients" where the terminal itself adds computing power so that you can do stuff like fluid dynamics and other insanely intense applications.

I'm pretty excited about this now! :D Not looking forward to the wait though...
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Re: Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 02:14:43 PM »
How about a Firefox OS phone?
Firefox OS preview
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How about a fully washable phone for you shower phoners and germ-phobics?
Sony Xperia Z smartphone can be used in bath or shower
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Re: Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 06:51:53 PM »


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Re: Will you try an Ubuntu smartphone?
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2013, 03:42:34 PM »