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Most popular Liliputing articles from 8/17 – 8/23

Wacom introduces its (expensive) graphics tablets running Android and Windows 8. Developer Paul O’Brien figured out how to bridge the gap between the TouchWiz and Google Play Edition software on the Samsung Galaxy S4. And Asus continues to keep 10 inch laptops in the world. Here’s a roundup of some of the most popular Liliputin […]

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Ubuntu Edge fails to hit $32 million goal, Ubuntu OS for phones still on the way

Canonical has failed to raise enough money to launch a smartphone that doubles as a computer. The company spent 30 days trying to crowd-fund a project called the Ubuntu Edge, which would be a phone with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, the ability to run Android and Ubuntu, and to function like a desktop […]

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Lilbits (8-19-2013): Ubuntu Edge on the edge of failure

Canonical’s goal to build a smartphone that could act like a desktop PC when you connected a mouse, keyboard, and monitor always seemed like a bit of a longshot. The company wanted to raise $32 million through crowd-funding site Indiegogo. That’s more than anyone’s ever raised for a crowd-funded project to date, and it’s for […]

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Canonical drops the Ubuntu Edge smartphone price to $695 (for 2 weeks)

Canonical’s effort to raise money for an Ubuntu Edge smartphone kicked off to a great start last month, raising 10 percent of the $32 million goal in the first day. But two weeks later, and half-way through the crowd-funding campaign, the project has still raised less than $9 million from folks interested in the idea […]

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Lilbits (8-06-2013): Ubuntu Edge, XBMC, and Firefox 23

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth and friends have been working to bring the open source operating system to smartphones and tablets. And last month they introduced a side-project, a phone called the Ubuntu Edge which would dual boot Android and Ubuntu and work both as a phone and a desktop computer (when docked to a mouse, […]

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Most popular articles from the week of 7/27 – 8/02

It’s been a very Google-centric week at Liliputing. Looking back over the most popular stories of the past week, we have stories about Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Google’s Nexus 7, and Google’s new $35 Chromecast media streaming device. Canonical’s crowd-funding campaign for an Ubuntu smartphone also generated a lot of interest — but even though […]

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Lilbits (7-31-2013): Sluggish Surface sales, renaming SkyDrive

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently admitted that the company may have made too many Surface RT tablets, and the software maker also took a $900 write-down this month when it dropped the selling price of the tablet from $499 to $349. Now an SEC filing shows that the $900 million figure is actually more than […]

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Lilbits (7-29-2013): Android 4.3 speeds up the original Nexus 7

When the original Google Nexus 7 hit the streets a year ago, it offered crazy good specs for a low price. It was probably the most powerful tablet you could buy for $200. But users started to notice that performance degraded over time, especially after upgrading the OS from Android 4.1 to Android 4.2. Now […]

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Ubuntu Edge raises an impressive $7 million in a week, still running behind goal

Canonical wants to build a smartphone unlike anything on the market, and the company wants your help to do it. Last week the company announced plans to raise $32 million for the project through crowd-funding site Indiegogo. That’s more money than anyone’s ever raised for any crowd-funded project. But the Ubuntu Edge project got off to […]

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Most popular articles from the week of 7/20 – 7/26

This week Google introduced its new 7 inch tablet and a $35 media streaming device. Canonical introduced its first smartphone concept, and is doing its best to get you to help fund the project. And details about Wacom’s upcoming Android tablet may have leaked. Looking back over the week’s news, three of the articles that […]

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Ubuntu Edge questioned answered: 6 years of OS support, hardware not necessarily “open”

The Ubuntu Edge smartphone project has already raised a staggering amount of money in just a few days. Folks interested in helping bring a phone that dual boots Android and Ubuntu and which can function as a desktop PC to market have pledged more than $6 million toward a goal of $32 million in hopes of being […]