Following its failure in the mobile market, Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution has announced the end of Unity 8’s development. This decision comes as a result of a failure in both smartphone and laptop markets. Saying that Ubuntu on the desktop will return to using GNOME as the desktop environment. Continue reading “Canonical kills Ubuntu for phones and tablets, to switch back to GNOME from Unity”
It’s been a long time coming but it seems like the long awaited Ubuntu handsets are finally starting to make their presence felt. Just four months after the launch of the 1st device running the open source operating system, we have the Aquaris E5 HD which aims to provide improvements all around. Continue reading “Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition announced to bolster Canonical’s efforts in emerging markets”
Aquaris E4.5, the world’s first Ubuntu phone from the Ubuntu Edition will go on sale in Europe this week. Spanish company BQ.com will make the phone available through a series of Flash Sales. Continue reading “First Ubuntu phone Aquaris E4.5 to go on sale this week”
When Canonical announced the Ubuntu smartphone OS, they had announced phones would be shipping in late 2014 and after a long time, we are hearing from Canonical about hardware partners. The first hardware partners for Ubuntu smartphones will be China’s Meizu and Spain’s Bq manufacturers.
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Canonical, the company behind the highly popular Linux Distro has revealed its plans for a cutting edge high end smartphone running the Ubuntu OS for smartphones. The OS, formally launched at the Mobile World Congress(which we went hands on with) was in the alpha stage and a demo had been made available for some Android devices too, but it was never ready to be a daily driver. While that is supposed to change soon, Canonical wants to make a really high end device that would hopefully end the hunt for convergence, a single device that does it all. And that, my friends, is the Ubuntu Edge. Here’s a video of the Canonical boss explaining the whole idea behind the Ubuntu Edge –
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We have been hearing about Tizen’s development from about a year now. We had also heard rumors about Samsung releasing Tizen-based devices this year, now they has finally confirmed that they will be launching multiple Tizen-based devices this year.
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Ubuntu for Android has been there for a while, enabling you to dock your phone and make it your desktop, with a full blown OS on the phone, but what about Ubuntu, the OS itself on your smartphone? Yes, Canonical has let loose the details of the new Ubuntu OS for smartphones, with devices slated to launch by 2014. Watch the virtual keynote video here –
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In the future almost everything is going to be mobile and compact, and Canonical has just taken a step further to prove this fact. I am a big fan of Open Source and when I heard about Canonical working for a mobile version of Ubuntu I was excited, like I was excited when I heard about Google working on a Linux based mobile platform, but I had no idea that Ubuntu for Android was what they have been working on and this concept is really beautiful, the merger of mobile O.S and a desktop O.S is here.
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If you are a proud owner of a Google Nexus One, and you love rooting and installing new ROMS in your Nexus One, then this work is for you. If you are an Ubuntu fan and you want to run Ubuntu on your Nexus One, then don’t think that it’s impossible. Folks over at NexusOneHacks finally installed the Ubuntu on the Nexus One. Have a look on the video to see how is it looks: Continue reading “Nexus One running Ubuntu”