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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

    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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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    A few thoughts:

    -Simply put, I think it looks lovely - and I love the use of the entire screen. Way to think outside the box!
    -I'd love to see this thrown into a device like the Asus Padfone. Ta-dah! it's a phone, (slide phone into tablet) it's a tablet, and (plug it into a monitor/tv) - a desktop (or tv)!
    -It's nice to see things moving into mobile, but it sucks that there's this big, hyped announcement (complete with a super exciting countdown clock) and no immediate delivery in sight. This 'announcement' seems more like an appeal to OEMs to adopt Ubuntu than it is for members of the community or new users who are sick of the whole Android/iOS/Windoze game and have been ready for it since the announcement of Ubuntu for Android.
    -What I really wanted to hear out of this announcement (after seeing that it was a phone) that, "Yes, you can have it right now - go here and buy it, or download it and use it on your current device." So, like some who already posted, I've got that blue balls kind of feeling going on.
    -People will only wait for so long before giving up pursuing it.
    -I hope all the lens features available in the phone have the same ability to be turned off (or have those features opt-in) for those who like to flex their right to privacy.
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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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    Re: Ubuntu phone OS

    Can i install ubuntu phone os on an android device?

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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)?
    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    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.
    http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by zflayerfx View Post
    Can i install ubuntu phone os on an android device?
    Ubuntu for Android yes http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android

    Ubuntu OS is meant as standalone OS for a phone
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