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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Quote Originally Posted by moocow1452 View Post
    ^^ I'm wondering, now that Canonical is going to have to compile every payware thing in the Ubuntu Software Center over again for ARM, would we have to worry about Fragmentation across processors?
    There is no problem if the proprietary application is written in html5 since this is cross platform. Html5 is the same technology that Microsoft is using for Windows 8 RT. If the proprietary application is native then yes the application vendor would have to provide binaries for each platform and fragmentation across platforms could become a serious issue in the future. The latter is the problem Microsoft is facing between x86 and ARM with 20 years+ of proprietary third party binaries.

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    Smile Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    XDA Developers wants to work with Ubuntu - seems to be a good idea, maybe lots of beta testers available - https://www.change.org/petitions/can...untu-for-phone

    I wonder why they doing this - Canonical brush them off or did they not contact them?
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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Quote Originally Posted by chrismine View Post
    XDA Developers wants to work with Ubuntu - seems to be a good idea, maybe lots of beta testers available - https://www.change.org/petitions/can...untu-for-phone

    I wonder why they doing this - Canonical brush them off or did they not contact them?
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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    I think it would be pretty hard for Ubuntu to get into this market. If they get it right good for them but I have my doubts.

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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    I think it would be pretty hard for Ubuntu to get into this market. If they get it right good for them but I have my doubts.
    It will be frighteningly hard, against the duopoly of Apple and Google, and now Microsoft.

    Canonical's only chance is now, while it has a unique and brilliant solution. It is a risky chance, but by gosh I hope Canonical succeeds.

    The competition to the existing "tripoly" would cause fantastic pressure to innovate — but, unfortunately, an increase in those outrageous software patents.

    If Canonical succeeds, I suspect that it will be the start of a minor revolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    It will be frighteningly hard, against the duopoly of Apple and Google, and now Microsoft.

    Canonical's only chance is now, while it has a unique and brilliant solution. It is a risky chance, but by gosh I hope Canonical succeeds.

    The competition to the existing "tripoly" would cause fantastic pressure to innovate — but, unfortunately, an increase in those outrageous software patents.

    If Canonical succeeds, I suspect that it will be the start of a minor revolution.
    Will Software patents affect this market, in certain quarters yes

    but will will depend on the Target + it's origin ,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_patent
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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Weird. Are you sure you have the latest version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Possibly. I live in the UK, and Canonical is UK-based. Everyone, even kids, have mobile phones here. I agree with haqking; Europeans find the American mobile plans weird.
    This put a smile on my face. I live in the USA and I find American mobile plans weird. That's why I don't have one. I pay as I go with my Go phone. I got hooked on this when I was in Africa a few years ago. I could never see buying something you might end up not being able to use because you don't want to play the game of some provider, that tells you, the customer that if you drop their service you still have to pay them and that phone you just bought will no longer work because they are going to lock it so you can't.
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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post
    I pay as I go with my Go phone. I got hooked on this when I was in Africa a few years ago.
    Pay as you go has been pretty big here for many years. It's even spread to other industries like landline services, electricity, internet data bundles etc etc etc. The downside is the cost per usage is usually higher than the equivalent cost per usage on a contract, you just need to check you average usage and then determine what works out cheaper for you. Some people don;t have a choice and have to do prepaid as financial vetting will exclude them from contracts.

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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. C View Post
    Here is an article in Forbes that identifies why Ubuntu phone OS is so revolutionary in very simple terms. http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworst...-of-my-dreams/
    This article did a good job in bringing out where we are going with smart phone in the near future. This will be great for some but not for all. The reason I say this is because I am really not a phone guy.(to small for big hands). I believe I can live without a phone, but not my laptop. But here lately I find when I hit the road on a short trip, I travel lite with my Asus Transformer Tablet. But if I am going to be gone from home for days, they I will take my laptop. I do take my cell phone with, but sometimes I don't even turn it on.
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