Canonical's Big Reveal is Ubuntu for Smartphones

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zepolnavi

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zepolnavi

looks good and I think it is far superior to Windows phones, by just only seeing it ..... ubuntu has a great future in smartphones, and definitely have my money .... linux works better than windows, but the people still do not know much about linux...

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trevywankenobi

This is ridiculous, Its almost the exact same thing as Windows Phone 8. the controls for the app coming from the bottom and swiping up, the start screen/ app list, the cloud integration and the connectivity info at the top. Don't get me wrong, I think it looks great, but don't you think that this is taking cues and or copying Windows Phone 8? I have to agree though that the cross between the desktop and phone was put together a bit better than Windows 8/ Windows Phone and if Microsoft could tweak Windows 8 they would kill. I'm not trying to be a Ubuntu hater, but It just seems as if this is already done

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Cregan89

Omg thank you! I can't believe more people aren't realizing this!

Add to your list, swiping from the side to switch to the last app, and that home/lock screen personalization feature is quite similar to Windows 8's Live Tiles.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this is a bad thing. It looks to be taking a lot of the best interface ideas from Windows (Phone) 8 and fine-tuning them. Microsoft should take a couple notes actually. But anybody that is saying "Windows 8 sucks" but then turn around and say that this amazing, is a complete hypocrite.

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wumpus

Judging from the ground Canonical laid with Unity (essentially Metro years before Win8), it isn't that far out to claim that MS is copying Canonical (I can't imagine MS consciously copying Canonical. They would bust their arrogance glands before considering such a state)

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Peanut Fox

I think they may do a better job than what Microsoft has been able to do so far, but I think this has been Microsoft's end goal, and that they've laid quite a bit of the ground work to make it happen.

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tony2tonez

I think you are right. Microsoft made the next step in a OS development, touch. They might not have worked all the bugs out yet but they are onto something .

For most power users this might not be ideal. But like pc hardware, the power user is a very small market.

Its all about apps, web browsing, and taking your content anywhere for probably 95% of people out there.

Had this been Apple it would have been hailed as a innovation.

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TrollBot5000

Go ahead and make fun of me but I'm one of the few people that still don't own a smartphone. I have a ATT F160 basic 3mp camera phone. Yes go ahead and laugh. Seems like waiting might just have paid off. Granted my buddy has the galaxy SIII and it's very intuitive but now that this is on the horizon I'm thinking this is going to be the phone for me. I still don't like Unity or Gnome 3 as a desktop environment but a touch version might just be what I'm looking for in a phone. I'm sure at launch there will be some bugs just like every distro in the first couple weeks or so leaving room to usher in all the idiotic ubuntu hate "ubuntu sukz it crash on me it no work right derrrr". I'm hoping the update manager is the same. That's one linux strong point is the awesome updating process so any bugs could be fixed with just a couple of clicks.

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TrollBot5000

I couldn't see the edit button right now so I'll just reply to myself. I'm watching the video right now. I never watch embedded videos on webpages I prefer to go to youtube and download them so after watching this I am very pleased with what I saw. So this isn't just Ubuntu 12.04 on a phone like the Nexus 7 I saw running it this is an actual Ubuntu mobile OS and a much more abitious project than I was expecting. I thought this was just baby steps in getting Ubuntu to run on current phones. I really hope they do polish this before being pressured during the 2013 holiday season and get it right. Like I said in my first post an update manager like the desktop or soemthing similar would be nice. Other than that I don't have anything else to add on what features I'd like to see implemented because it looks like they thought of everything. I'll will 100% be an early adopter of this phone.

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AFDozerman

No making fun. It's all cool. I'm still rocking a blackberry torch, so you aren't the only one behind!

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Cy-Kill

I think it's a little to late for Canonical (Ubuntu), Jolla (Sailfish), and Samsung (Bada) to go against Android, I think all three of them should just put in fully with Android and be done with it, don't compete against it!

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bigrigross

My question is, is this something that we can use on our current smartphone, or will it have to be an x86 processor? I would love to try this out on my HTC one X and if its for ARM, it would be a fun thing to ROM my phone with.

EDIT: I apologize asking this if its answered in the video, I am at work and we have videos blocked for the entire office.

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AETAaAS

The phone they are demoing it on is the Galaxy Nexus which is ARM. Unless they somehow managed to crowbar an Atom in there. :p

edit: A little more proof of an ARM Ubuntu. :)
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation

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Thrill

Mark Shuttleworth couldn't be bothered to shave before filming this?

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TrollBot5000

That's nothing compared to Richard Stallman picking his toenail and eating it during a conference.

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Peanut Fox

I was thinking the same exact thing while studying his neck beard, and he get's a lot of face time in this video.

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Brad Chacos

There's nothing wrong with a little scruffiness!

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TrollBot5000

Dude you should go on IFC's Whisker Wars. :P

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Peanut Fox

No. It should also be noted that you have an iconic beard beard. Obviously a difference ;)

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AFDozerman

I was originally setting sights on the may release of a slider BB10 for my next phone, but this looks reeeaaalllyy interesting.

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tony2tonez

same. I was eying the BB10. I love my rooted Android but BB10 and this looks very promising.

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Peanut Fox

Once you get past the first five minutes of self praise, they present a lot of good design ideas. Especially the single platform idea that Microsoft didn't quite bring into furition with Windows 8.

I'm interested to see what the final product is, and how it stacks up in hardware and in price.

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