Ubuntu Smartphone Still Coming From an Unknown Manufacturer

A little while back there was a device called the "Ubuntu Edge" that was trying to crowdsource a ridiculous amount of money to start producing a dual Android/Ubuntu device. While the Edge didn't reach its goal of making enough money to be produced, the mobile OS lived on without a home to call its own.  Now according to Canonical, the company that tried to make the Ubuntu Edge happen, this is going to change in the near future. In an...

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Canonical announces Ubuntu Edge, dual boot Ubuntu mobile OS and Android smartphone

Canonical has announced its first superphone, the Ubuntu Edge. But there is a catch, Canonical is looking to raise $32 million on Indiegogo in 31 days to build the handset and promises a release (of limited 40.000 units) in May next year. Today only, the first 5000 units of the Edge are available for $600 and after that it will be available for $830. Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Ubuntu said: "Ubuntu Edge is the ultimate convergence...

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Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview released for Nexus smartphones and tablets

As promised, Canonical just released its Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview images for Nexus smartphones and tablets. This early preview build is available for Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Nexus 4, ASUS Nexus 7 and Samsung Nexus 10. After flashing your device you will have access to the following apps: Gallery, Phone (Dialer, SMS and Address Book), Camera, Web Browser, Media Player and Notepad. This early build also have some known issues:...

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Ubuntu OS for tablets announced – Video

Canonical today unveiled its Ubuntu OS for tablets. Check the video of the Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth explaining the Ubuntu OS for tablets. Ubuntu OS for tablets features: Real multitasking: Uniquely, Ubuntu allows a phone app on the screen at the same time as a tablet app. The Ubuntu side stage was invented both to enable efficient multitasking and to improve the usability of phone apps on tablets. Secure multi-user: Multiple...

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Ubuntu tablet OS to be announced tomorrow?

It looks like Canonical has another surprise ahead of the Ubuntu Phone OS Developer Preview release for the Google Galaxy Nexus scheduled for February 21. If you visit Canonical website you will see a timer counting down to 19 February saying "Tick, tock, tablet time!" Last month Ubuntu announced its new mobile OS for smartphones which is set to be released in October and now it's time for tablet OS announcement. We will find out more...

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Ubuntu Phone OS gets a performance update

Just one week after the Ubuntu Phone OS was officially announced it received a major performance boost update. Check the video comparing the old and the new build of the OS. The video is from the Ubuntu stand at CES and is published by Mika Meskanen (Mesq), an Ubuntu interaction designer. Test images of Ubuntu phone operating system are expected to be available by the end of February while the first Ubuntu Phone is expected to be...

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