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Old 02-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Wink Ubuntu Smartphone OS


Other than ubuntu, do you think Fedora, Opensuse etc will also enter smartphone market?
 
Old 02-26-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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No, that seems very unlikely. Ubuntu has gone through a lot of trouble (and criticism) to bring a touch-oriented UI to their desktop, which is key in bringing the distro to mobile devices.
 
Old 02-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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Firefox also joins the smartphone market, I believe ubuntu will make it.
 
Old 02-26-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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From what I got from reading some articles and blogs, Firefox OS is aiming and low-cost hardware, while Ubuntu tries to be a direct competitor to Android.
I am not a fan of Ubuntu on the desktop, but what I have seen so far in videos of Ubuntu on the phone this looks actually nice and might be a contender for my next phone, especially if I can all software from their repositories (as far as it makes sense) on those phones.
 
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If Google ported ChromeOS to mobile that would be a very good move. I like Android but I hate to have an app for every site. I like the idea of having the browser to do all the work.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 07:04 PM   #6
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Good news for Ubuntu OS

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7...e723&ttag=e723
 
Old 03-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #7
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If Google ported ChromeOS to mobile that would be a very good move. I like Android but I hate to have an app for every site. I like the idea of having the browser to do all the work.
You do know that Android has a browser, right?
 
Old 03-27-2013, 05:50 AM   #8
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You do know that Android has a browser, right?
You clearly have no idea of what ChromeOS is. The whole OS _is_ the browser. For users who, like me, do everything online, it's a very smart OS.
 
Old 03-31-2013, 11:03 AM   #9
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How can I use the image provided on this page:

http://downloadandroidrom.com/file/A...ntutouch/12.10

It apparently uses chroot method for running ubuntu on android devices.
 
Old 04-06-2013, 06:19 PM   #10
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You clearly have no idea of what ChromeOS is. The whole OS _is_ the browser. For users who, like me, do everything online, it's a very smart OS.
The point is, there is nothing stopping you from just using the Android browser instead of local apps. Chrome OS is, as you said, just a browser. So if you used just the browser, then what's the difference? The experience would be the same, just drop a bookmark on the home screen.
 
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The point is, there is nothing stopping you from just using the Android browser instead of local apps. Chrome OS is, as you said, just a browser. So if you used just the browser, then what's the difference? The experience would be the same, just drop a bookmark on the home screen.
There is a massive difference. In Chrome OS you only need to fulfil the depencencies with the browser and its extensions, therefore you have a lean and mean OS optimized for web browsing and web apps.

On the contrary Android was build around the idea of making money off the Android market (now Play store). The OS is not directly updated by Google (apart from the official devices) but by the OEM's, which have no interest in updating the software because they need to push new models.
 
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A china made smartphone MEIZU is using ubuntu OS, in testing phase.
 
Old 01-17-2014, 05:27 AM   #13
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Firefox also joins the smartphone market, I believe ubuntu will make it.
Firefox is still working hard to provide the best OS for the user, Currently i think Android is the best for Mobile.
 
Old 01-22-2014, 12:53 PM   #14
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Looks like the ubuntu phone won't be available this year
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01...ne_until_2015/
 
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Hi I am not too much technical guy. But if I want to install the ubuntu in my samsung galaxy duos is it possible or it required special phones series like Nexus and note3.
 
  


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