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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Quote Originally Posted by nikonian View Post
    … who'd have thought of running an OS on a phone?
    By OS, I presume you mean a Desktop OS. Actually, it had been tried before, by Nokia if I remember correctly. But the technology wasn't up to it back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    By OS, I presume you mean a Desktop OS. Actually, it had been tried before, by Nokia if I remember correctly. But the technology wasn't up to it back then.
    My blatant sarcasm must have been missed there.

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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Lips View Post
    Here is ArsTechnica's take on the issue:

    "October is the very beginning of that timeline, but we're slightly concerned by Canonical's slowness in releasing the phone's open source code." [...] Gadget release times often slip, and with 8 months to go until October we wouldn't be surprised to see that happen. Even if Canonical hits the October timeframe, they'll be playing an extreme version of catchup in a market where iOS and Android dominate and BlackBerry and Windows Phone are duking it out for third place.

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/...orth-promises/
    Some good points here. Although I think the greatest impact for folk that are already part of the Ubuntu universe will release be the public release of the code.

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    It needs to be WAY less money than iOS or Android handsets of similar *hardware* spec, if it is to compete. Apart from the Utopian "It uses FOSS..." (blah blah), tell me why anyone would buy this over, say, an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, regardless of whether or not it provides a Desktop OS via a dock, which I cannot imagine "most users" will ever use, least of all care about.

    Personally, I've used more mobiles and "smart" phones than I can recall, and if I had the silly money given to me to buy a current "smart" phone, it would be iPhone 5, beyond any shadow of a doubt, as the rest are just half-finished attempts to knock Apple off, in more ways than one, and most people have a life to think about, not FOSS.

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    Well, personally I am going to stick with my BlackBerry; especially as I have had one for six years now. Why can we not just have (smart) telephones that are telephones and computers that are computers..? I mean my land-line telephone does not even have a * or a # button, as it is rotary dial. I suppose what I mean to say is I would prefer to keep devices separate for their individual functions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonian View Post
    Wow! very inventive, Canonical. I mean, who'd have thought of running an OS on a phone?!

    Genius! Tres bon!


    I'll hold out until April the first; this could be an elaborate joke. If not, I worry for their marketing department; would it surely not be more prudent to focus on getting Ubuntu as prolific as Mac OS X and Windows, and in widespread use?

    Again, LOL.
    Mobile is the current 'big thing', so if Canonical wins the hearts of consumers in mobile, those consumers might be swayed into going Ubuntu on their desktop/laptop too, especially with the tight integration that Canonical is pushing.

    At people saying it needs to cost less, no, it doesn't. Selling a device on the cheap to win the market is a pathetic, desperate way of doing business IMO. The problem is that the average man does not care what OS his phone runs, and in quite a few cases, they don't even know. They just want a phone that works, and Android/iOS both 'just work' as it is to the point that there's absolutely no reason to try anything new if you've already got an iPhone 5 or a Galaxy S3. I don't know if Canonical have much of a marketing budget, but they need to put a real emphasis on what a consumer can gain from Ubuntu that they'll try to do on another phone and miss. If there's nothing to advertise, then Ubuntu Phone is probably dead in the water. I couldn't say though, I'm not a marketing expert and of course I don't have Ubuntu Phone.
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    I wonder if I can install it on my nokia N900. When I bought it I had no idea that Nokia will migrate to Windows and Maemo will be replaced later by Meego but both will be forgotten. No more updates, no more apps.. I really like the phone and i don't want to change it.

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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Quote Originally Posted by iasenko View Post
    I wonder if I can install it on my nokia N900.
    Check your phone's specifications against the required specifications.
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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Quote Originally Posted by nikonian View Post
    Personally, I've used more mobiles and "smart" phones than I can recall, and if I had the silly money given to me to buy a current "smart" phone, it would be iPhone 5, beyond any shadow of a doubt, as the rest are just half-finished attempts to knock Apple off, in more ways than one, and most people have a life to think about, not FOSS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Check your phone's specifications against the required specifications.
    Thanks a lot, looks like I'll have to buy a new one.

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