Ubuntu Touch OS phones coming next year

Ubuntu Touch OS phones coming next year

While some of us can’t wait to get Ubuntu for Android, Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) would rather want us to buy a device that runs their own platform from the get-go. Alas, their effort to crowdfund the Ubuntu Edge failed despite raising a record-breaking amount of cash from Linux enthusiasts all around the world.…

Ubuntu desktop and mobile icons get unified look

Ubuntu desktop and mobile icons get unified look

For quite some time, Canonical has been working to unite its mobile and desktop platforms. One of the first visible results is here – the unified icons for desktop and mobile. The icons now have the trendy flat design, and overall look more stylized when compared to the old desktop iconography. On the other hand,…

Ubuntu’s smartphone OS launching on October 17th

Ubuntu's smartphone OS launching on October 17th

Even though Ubuntu didn’t manage to raise the funds needed to make its Ubuntu Edge smartphone, the company keeps pursuing its mobile platform (that also works on tablets). According to a blog post by QA community coordinator Nicholas Skaggs, the Ubuntu Touch 1.0 will officially be out on October 17th. What makes Ubuntu Touch great…

Oppo Find 5 to get Ubuntu Touch?

Oppo Find 5 to get Ubuntu Touch?

Oppo Find 5 seems so popular that some developers want to port Ubuntu Touch to it. The main guy behind this project is Oppo forum user Eoghan, who has only just started “getting a device tree etc modified to work with Ubuntu touch’s build environment.” There’s little “fancy pants” stuff to see for now but…

Could this be the Ubuntu Edge smartphone?

Could this be the Ubuntu Edge smartphone?

We expect to see the first Ubuntu OS-powered smartphone unveiled later in the year and in the meantime, Canonical is demoing its upcoming platform on a couple of Nexus devices, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. That could change soon as we think we may’ve caught the first “real” Ubuntu smartphone called Edge. Details are scarce…

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