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    A piece of Convergence: UniversalTransPad

    The UniversalTransPad is coming by the end of this year and will be compatible with 50 different Android powered handsets. It would have been the perfect companion for Ubuntu Edge.

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    Re: A piece of Convergence: UniversalTransPad

    It might still be the perfect companion for a Ubuntu superphone. Some of the phones on their list of being compatible with the soon to be released Universal Trans Pad are already being used as development reference devices for Ubuntu Touch or are having Ubuntu Touch ported to them.

    I wonder about the connector? Are they connecting the phone to the UTP using the HDMI port?

    When you decide to change your smartphone, just ensure you replace it for another smartphone which has a TransAdapter available.
    I guess it would be some kind of connector/adapter but would it be the equivalent of a HDMI cable that can connect a port on the phone to a TV/monitor by any chance?

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    Re: A piece of Convergence: UniversalTransPad

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    It might still be the perfect companion for a Ubuntu superphone. Some of the phones on their list of being compatible with the soon to be released Universal Trans Pad are already being used as development reference devices for Ubuntu Touch or are having Ubuntu Touch ported to them.
    That's precisely what I intend to do

    The Transphone 3 Pro is considerably better in terms of storage and price than the others (Nexus, Xiaomi, Galaxy). Would Ubuntu Touch be an option for this device?

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    Re: A piece of Convergence: UniversalTransPad

    I am not an expert on this. The Ubuntu site gives a specification of quad core Cortex-A9 but I think that is aimed at OEMS. The Galaxy Nexus 4 uses the A9. The MT6589 is a quad core Cortex-A7 but Ubuntu Touch is being ported to devices that use other CPUs. for example, the HTC One uses a snapdragon cpu. So, it might be possible. The specs of the MT6589 certainly seem up to the job. Someone may be porting Ubuntu touch to a Cortex-A7 device. That would prove it could be done.

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    Re: A piece of Convergence: UniversalTransPad

    Thanks for the advice. I started a separate thread on the choice of a new phone.

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