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    Canonical will make announcements on the Ubuntu OS for smartphones later this year, said John Barnard, global marketing manager at Canonical, at the Computex trade show in Taipei. He said development was continuing on the smartphone OS, and couldn't say if the announcements were tied to the release of the smartphone OS.

    But when asked whether the release would be later this year or next year, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth said "possibly," though he could not provide a specific date.
    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...next_year.html
    http://www.intomobile.com/2012/06/04...rly-next-year/
    http://www.networkworld.com/news/201...ay-259802.html

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    Re: Ubuntu OS for Smartphones May Come Next Year

    they should ask HTC to make them a device then call it Ubuntu Phone with Ubuntu OS....not to copy the android way
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    Re: Ubuntu OS for Smartphones May Come Next Year

    Could be interesting if they came out with an Ubuntu Phone.
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    Re: Ubuntu OS for Smartphones May Come Next Year

    Just hope it's still relevant a year from now.

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    Re: Ubuntu OS for Smartphones May Come Next Year

    I'm more interested, though, in an Ubuntu tablet along the philosophy of the Windows 8 Tablet of bringing a full desktop operating system to the tablet, instead of the phone OS on a bigger device like iOS and Android.

    The guys at KDE are, I think, shipping their Vivaldi tablets to those that pre-ordered.
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    Re: Ubuntu OS for Smartphones May Come Next Year

    Come the end of Q3 NOKIA will desperately need to come up with a plan B get them out of their Microsoft induced death spiral before it's too late.

    They've sacked all their in-house expertise so what choices will they have... B2G? Tizen? Ubuntu?

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    Re: Ubuntu OS for Smartphones May Come Next Year

    Quote Originally Posted by the.weavster View Post
    Come the end of Q3 NOKIA will desperately need to come up with a plan B get them out of their Microsoft induced death spiral before it's too late.

    They've sacked all their in-house expertise so what choices will they have... B2G? Tizen? Ubuntu?
    I have heard they are hiring Qt developers. They bought Trolltech, who developed maintained the Qt language, a while ago and didn't do much with them.
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    Re: Ubuntu OS for Smartphones May Come Next Year

    That would be great - I am more interested in a Ubuntu tablet more than anything. I would LOVE to get an Ubuntu tablet actually.

    I am very very tempted to screw up my Galaxy tab and put Ubuntu on it - but then again there is no recovery mode
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    Re: Ubuntu OS for Smartphones May Come Next Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    I have heard they are hiring Qt developers. They bought Trolltech, who developed maintained the Qt language, a while ago and didn't do much with them.
    If by "hiring" you mean "sacking" then yes. Looks like they might've been pretty much wiped out. Nokia are jetisoning 10,000 people as they begin their death dive. Not pretty.

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    Re: Ubuntu OS for Smartphones May Come Next Year

    Quote Originally Posted by VTPoet View Post
    Just hope it's still relevant a year from now.
    I don't think they're relevant now. Beyond a few of us geeks, who would really want one? Hell, I don't really want one.

    Maybe they're more relevant in the developing world?

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