Friday 23 August 2013

Canonical plans for Ubuntu Smartphone in early 2014

After the crowd funding campaign for the Ubuntu Edge has failed, Canonical is still plans for Ubuntu Smartphone. And it may expect the release in the first quarter of 2014 to appear a device. Canonical boss Jane Silver has announced an Ubuntu Smartphone for 2014. Despite the failed Campaign for the Ubuntu Edge, Canonical will offer its own Smartphone. The Ubuntu Smartphone mission was in full swing: The Edge campaign has shown that the interest is there. In an interview Silver explained that the proposed Ubuntu Smartphone but do not like the Edge and will have the opportunity to be used on a monitor as a full-fledged Ubuntu PC. The Edge should work with both Ubuntu and Phone with Android, and connected to a monitor, switch to a full desktop version of Ubuntu.

 The planned new Smartphone is "not just a phone,  a device that is connected to the monitor," Silver said, stressing at the same time that the combination of mobile and fixed system is the future. More information about features of the proposed Smartphones was not made by Silver. Ubuntu had tried to finance his first Smartphone on the crowd funding platform Indiegogo. Against the targeted 32 million U.S. dollars only 12.8 million was collected and ultimately too little gathered the funding target was clearly missed. Therefore, the edge is not in production, all the supporters get their money back. Apparently, Canonical has until recently been working to implement the project. According to Silver, the company, to find partners for the funding sought.

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