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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Ubuntu phone. Reply with quote

http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone

Hmm...

And there's a BBC article on it as well. I got to know from a friend, who doesn't work for the BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20891868
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same story, different source.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's just what my phone needs: for the OS to be an ARM build of the most bloated Linux distro. My compact car also needs a Chinese tractor motor because if I remove all the seats, electrics and trim it will fit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

first link: crapload off stupid advertisement and business speak bullshit with ZERO actual information, which makes for a signal/noise ratio of 0/∞. Well done.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
first link: crapload off stupid advertisement and business speak bullshit with ZERO actual information, which makes for a signal/noise ratio of 0/∞. Well done.

The BBC link is no better really, it's the Ubuntu site paraphrased with soundbites from Mr Ubuntu. Then someone speaks sense right at the end, but by then I would imagine less patient readers than me would have moved on to another page.

After using mini headlines including POWERFUL APPS and ADVANCED VOICE CONTROL there is a small paragraph at the bottom which speaks sense:

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One analyst suggested the news would raise awareness of the Ubuntu system, but was sceptical about its chances of success.

"It's an impressive move by Ubuntu but ultimately I don't think it's a smart move," said Chris Green, principal technology analyst at Davies Murphy Group Europe.

"They are not the first company to try and drop a desktop operating system on a mobile device and nobody has ever been able to make it work. Microsoft tried to foist something that looked and felt like normal Windows on a mobile phone and they had to screw it up and develop a separate phone system.

"If you look at the platforms that thrive at the moment it's the ones that have diverged and had a platform designed for mobile on their mobile devices and a platform designed for conventional PCs on those."
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I posted it here because I felt the same. There's not a lot of information.

I figured, some of you have developer or at-least flamming experience on the issue at hand, so this could produce the information we are seeking.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why the hell should I use this over CyanogenMod?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
Why the hell should I use this over CyanogenMod?

It has a usable toolchain? It's a full Linux distribution. Plug it into a monitor, keyboard, and mouse it becomes a full Ubuntu desktop machine.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what little I follow Ubuntu, it seems like the founder wants to control Linux. Seems like a Bad Thing(TM).
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So long as they keep releasing their modifications and "progress" back into the FOSS community I don't see how he can hurt anything, and in fact I believe it is a "Good Thing" even though I don't use any of their stuff, nor do I plan to.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing that bothers me the most is, whether we're going to see any of the phones in the market.

This all seems like a POC for the sake of it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
The thing that bothers me the most is, whether we're going to see any of the phones in the market.

This all seems like a POC for the sake of it.


There's already one, the galaxy nexus.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks kind of nice to me. Can i try it? I have a galaxy nexus.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In other news, Samsung will build a Tizen device, and there was also some talk of actual FirefoxOS phones. Should be interesting. How's the Gentoo phone coming along btw?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In other news, Samsung will build a Tizen device, and there was also some talk of actual FirefoxOS phones. Should be interesting. How's the Gentoo phone coming along btw?


at the moment: 55kg without power supply - and growing.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also you need to assemble it yourself and on occasion all the parts will decide they magically don't fit together anymore.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boris27 wrote:
Also you need to assemble it yourself and on occasion all the parts will decide they magically don't fit together anymore.


newsflash: 65kg with power supply. 20minutes runtime

Not much worse than most smartphones after a year of usage.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

youtubes look nice.
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