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    linux smart phone in production?

    Hi all - what I heard of rumours, there should be a project somewhere (canonical?), to develop and produce a smart phone, in particular built, to run with linux os. (Because excisting systems force linux out). Does someone know more details? Perhaps this project would not refer to ubuntu, in the case it would be another distribution used? Or is it used actually?


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    Re: linux smart phone in production?

    All Android phoens run linux. It's just Android/Linux instead of Gnu/Linux like in Ubuntu. The Nokia N900 running Maemo is very hard to find but can be obtained with enough work. But it got excellent reviews and the remaining units are highly sought after.

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    Re: linux smart phone in production?

    What Lars said. Also, the rumour in question: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge

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    Re: linux smart phone in production?

    Its no rumor, I have a picture of it!

    ubuphone.jpg

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    Re: linux smart phone in production?

    I believe you are referring to http://jolla.com/ based off MeeGo

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    Re: linux smart phone in production?

    Yes, I threw in a donation to the indigo project, only because "what the ****! linux is worth it". I believe april and may 2014 you will start seeing these new phones, start saving your pennies!!

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    Re: linux smart phone ... thanks

    I thank You,
    seems to be the ubuntu edge-project.
    Thats okay so far.

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    Re: linux smart phone in production?

    Quote Originally Posted by eckifolki View Post
    (Because excisting systems force linux out)
    More like the other way around. IOS is the only system that has been able to withstand the Android juggernaut. Windows Phone, Blackberry, Nokia, etc have all been squished. Apple have only been able to hang onto their high-end corner of the market because they were there first (so have the developer momentum), have a loyal fanbase and good marketing. Android does well against IOS at the high-end and totally dominates on the cheaper phones.

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    Re: linux smart phone in production?

    Name reminds me of "Ubuntu Edgy" my fav distro....
    You came empty handed, that is how you shall leave. Whatever you claim as yours today, belonged to someone else yesterday, will be someone else's tomorrow.

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