Canonical looks to crowdfund $32 million to manufacture Ubuntu Edge smartphones

By on July 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM.

Canonical looks to crowdfund $32 million to manufacture Ubuntu Edge smartphones

At CES earlier this year, Canonical announced Ubuntu for smartphones and promised that sometime this year we could see smartphones running on the new OS. Now the company is close to launching its first smartphone called Ubuntu Edge. Well sort of. More →
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Ubuntu OS developer preview for Nexus smartphones, tablets now available

By on February 22, 2013 at 7:54 AM.

Ubuntu OS developer preview for Nexus smartphones, tablets now available

As promised, Canonical has released a developer touch preview of Ubuntu OS for smartphones and tablets. The preview is available for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices. In Canonical's own words, the preview is unfinished and is for evaluation purposes only, so think twice before you jump in and flash your devices. More →
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Canonical unveils Ubuntu for tablets, rips off Windows 8 UI

By on February 20, 2013 at 12:39 AM.

Canonical unveils Ubuntu for tablets, rips off Windows 8 UI

After unveiling Ubuntu for smartphones and smart TVs, Canonical has unveiled the tablet version of the OS. Notably, the tablet OS preview will be available on February 21 right alongside the smartphone preview, so this means Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 users will be able to install the preview version of the OS just like Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 users can install it on the smartphone version. Canonical has promised that it will provide all the tools and details needed to flash the OS on the devices in question. More →
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Canonical to announce Ubuntu for tablets today, could HTC be the hardware partner?

By on February 19, 2013 at 7:17 AM.

Canonical to announce Ubuntu for tablets today, could HTC be the hardware partner?

After announcing Ubuntu for smartphones at CES, Canonical is now teasing a tablet version of Ubuntu with a countdown timer on its homepage. The countdown ends later tonight, which is slightly bewildering as HTC has its launch event slated around the same time, where it is expected to unveil the M7 or the HTC One as it is expected to be called. It would be naive to think Canonical was unaware about HTC's launch plans, which were revealed weeks ago and it certainly cannot be competing for eyeballs. Well, unless, Canonical is a part of today's HTC event. More →
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Canonical announces Ubuntu OS for smartphones, here’s everything you want to know

By on January 3, 2013 at 8:47 AM.

Canonical announces Ubuntu OS for smartphones, here’s everything you want to know

Canonical today announced its plans for launching Ubuntu for smartphones. The company will showcase the new OS at CES next week and hopes to have smartphones running on Ubuntu by early next year. The core OS is based on a typical Android Board Support Package, which means that smartphone vendors can use the same Android hardware for running Ubuntu, which minimizes their investment in adopting a new OS. In fact, the first demos are being done on a Galaxy Nexus. More →
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Ubuntu comes to Android smartphones at MWC

By on February 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM.

Ubuntu comes to Android smartphones at MWC

Back in January 2011 Motorola had released its Atrix and apart from being a spec sheet powerhouse, it realized a gadget lover’s pipe dream – a smartphone that would morph into a full-fledged PC once attached to a special dock. Unfortunately, as great as the idea was, Motorola’s webtop UI was frankly horrendous, but now a version of the Linux Ubuntu OS backed by Canonical has been released, which is specially tailored for Android devices with docking capabilities. More →
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