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Ubuntu for smartphones hits RTM (release to manufacturing) stage

The first smartphones to run Ubuntu software could ship later this year, and they’re expected to sell for between $200 and $400. Development of the open source operating system for smartphones and tablets has been taking place in public view, and there are tools that let anyone try a pre-release build of Ubuntu on existing phones, tablets, […]

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First Ubuntu phones will likely sell for $200 to $400

The first phones running Ubuntu software are expected to ship this year, and Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth says they’ll probably sell for between $200 and $400 when they hit the streets. He tells The Inquirer the goal was to aim for mid-range and high-end devices so that they’re powerful enough to act as […]

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Streamlining Ubuntu Touch: Official support for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 only

The developers of Ubuntu Touch for smartphones and tablets are streamlining their platform and will officially support just two devices in the coming months: The Google Nexus 4 smartphone and Google Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. Members of the developer community will still be able to port the touchscreen-friendly version of Ubuntu to run on other […]

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Canonical launches Ubuntu and Android dual boot preview

The makers of Ubuntu Linux launched a preview version of the operating system for smartphones and tablets in February, 2013. Users have been installing and testing the software on Android devices with unlocked bootloaders ever since. But up until recently if you wanted to test Ubuntu, you had to replace the Android software on your […]

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First stable build of Ubuntu for phones, tablets coming October 17th

Canonical has confirmed that the first phone-friendly version of Ubuntu will be ready to launch when Ubuntu 13.10 goes live on October 17th. The same day the latest version of Ubuntu for desktop and notebook computers is released, the first stable build of Ubuntu Touch will be available for installation on support phones and tablets […]

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Ubuntu Edge: Canonical wants to build a crowd-funded Linux/Android phone (needs $32 million in 31 days to do it)

The developers of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system want to build a phone. It’s called the Ubuntu Edge, and you may have already heard of it. But it turns out the plans for Edge might make it the most ambitious smartphone ever designed… if it ever gets made. Here’s the short version: It’s a […]

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Is this the Ubuntu Edge smartphone? Update: Yes, it is

Canonical plans to introduce something next week, and there’s a good chance it’ll be a phone-related announcement about something called Edge. While we’ll have to wait a few days for all the details, some folks did a little sleuthing around the Ubuntu website and found a series of pictures with “Edge” in the name. And […]

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Ubuntu Edge: Next week Canonical announces… something

Canonical is preparing to make some sort of Ubuntu-related announcement next week. On July 18th the company updated the Ubuntu homepage with a 4-day countdown, a picture of a diagonal line down the center of a black rectangle, and the text “The line where / two surfaces meet.” While the company isn’t providing a lot […]

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Verizon joins Ubuntu advisory group: Ubuntu Phone OS coming to America?

Verizon Wireless is the latest company to join Ubuntu’s Carrier Advisory group, which suggests that the US wireless carrier could be planning to offer phones running Ubuntu Phone OS at some point. Ubuntu maker Canonical introduced the advisory group a few weeks ago as a way for wireless providers to help shape the future of […]

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Lilbits (7-09-2013): Dropbox wants to sync your app data

Dropbox is already one of the biggest players in online storage. But the company wants to be more than that. At its first developers conference, Dropbox introduced new tools that app makers can use to make Dropbox the default save location for their data. By saving your game progress, music playlists, contact lists, or other […]