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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Personally, I'd rather buy a Nexus device. Assuming I ever ditch my iPhone4

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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    I really, really like it.

    But.

    I'm confused… what happened to Ubuntu for Android?

    I don't see Ubuntu as a replacement for Android succeeding because of the enormous user-base already there for Android. Ubuntu for Android, on the other hand, I thought would have been the killer app!

    But I did notice how Shuttleworth snuck in the ability to convert an iOS app into an Ubuntu one, LOL.
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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    I need to upgrade from an LG optimus T so if there any reasonable priced and with reasonable phone companies and plans, ill get this phone to support Ubuntu.
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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Quote Originally Posted by tjeremiah View Post
    I need to upgrade from an LG optimus T so if there any reasonable priced and with reasonable phone companies and plans, ill get this phone to support Ubuntu.
    This is a long way from being a product you find in the store.

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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Is it available for download now?
    Can it be installed on HTC devices (my current htc is running under android)?
    The minimum requirements (hardware)?
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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Just watched the long video with Shuttleworth and I have to say I like it, at least what's shown. It's obvious that the demo action in the video is heavily composited material (that hand isn't really touching the actual phone, the video is added in as required) but, if they can actually get it up and running and it's smooth and functional, I can see myself choosing it for a smartphone OS over Android. The other OSes like iOS and Windows Phone I don't even notice anymore.

    This could be the start of a wonderful thing as I've been hoping to get a device that can fulfill even more functions than a typical smartphone already does.

    /me imagines a device like a Samsung Galaxy Note, with a big huge beautiful screen but still small enough to use nicely (I'm a large guy so...) and be able to bring it home, put it on a dock and wham, it becomes whatever I require it to be, with just enough power to do all the stuff I want...

    It's gonna be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by br0adband View Post
    Just watched the long video with Shuttleworth
    Is it on You Tube yet?
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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    It's going to be difficult to get users until phones come with the os pre-installed. People tend to use stock os which brings me to a few questions.

    • Will the ubuntu os "rom" have all drivers for all phones like the ubuntu desktop does? Or will there be multiple roms? A difficulty people are experiencing with changing os in phones at the moment is you will need a specific rom for a phone NO not the N-7800, the N-7800i because you are using the international version!! CRAP you bricked your phone! I'm guessing there will be one OS that is installable on any phone... but won't that end up being pretty big? :S
    • How will these get installed? Through repair or service mode? Will you need to install Clockwork Recovery to install onto the system flash?
    • Only for Android compatible phones or can we get iphones and replace the ios?

    Changing Android roms is pretty annoying, I hope installing ubuntu is easy and NOT confusing. It would be nice if the create computer software (and maybe app software?) that installs it for you, I'd hate for this to seem like just a hack.

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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Quote Originally Posted by GnuKian View Post
    Is it available for download now?
    Can it be intallable on HTC devices (my current htc is running under android)?
    The minimum requirements (hardware)?
    It's all a bit mysterious, isn't it? Judging by previous posts and requests, I believe that — at this stage — it is available only on the Nexus 7.
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