Shuttleworth thinks Ubuntu mobile could be profitable, and won't be as "jarring" as Windows 8 on tablets
1. rusticguy posted on 19 Feb 2013, 21:19 1 0
They/He need to find a good PR team which can "Manage" reporters on news and tech sites :)
2. fur0n posted on 19 Feb 2013, 21:32 0 0
first of all windows 8 has not passed the linux community in install count, have you heard of android and how many devices its installed on?
3. rusticguy posted on 19 Feb 2013, 22:04 1 0
He meant on Desktop/notebook. Android doesn't even exist (in any meaningful way) on Desktop
4. MichaelHeller posted on 19 Feb 2013, 22:05 0 0
Sorry, I wasn't referring to mobile. As per the February 1st numbers, all "Other" OSes had 2.1% of the PC market (this includes all flavors of Linux), while Windows 8 has 2.6% share. I'll edit the article to be more clear.
6. rusticguy posted on 19 Feb 2013, 23:30 0 0
With 1.3 billion connected PC's (per what i saw when flash upgrade notice popped up today) this amounts to roughly 27 million and if half is UBUNTU then 13 million. Maybe Shuttleworth is eyein g those 10-13 million Ubuntu on desktop users to begin with ... :)
9. MichaelHeller posted on 20 Feb 2013, 11:04 0 0
I would definitely assume Ubuntu desktop users are being targeted. And, I know that being one of those Ubuntu users, I'm definitely excited to try out the mobile versions on my Nexus 4 and 7.
5. ilia1986 posted on 19 Feb 2013, 23:08 0 0
The HTC One maybe an impressive evolution...
But the Ubuntu unified 4-screen OS is nothing short of a revolution.
The day in which our phone is our PC and is capable of EVERYTHING is in sight! :D
11. phonemirer posted on 20 Feb 2013, 14:05 0 0
no, they re too small, pc is WAAAYYY more comfortable and a good one is able to run skyrim and all that
7. parkwaydr posted on 20 Feb 2013, 00:16 0 0
Man I can't wait till I can get my hands on some mobile Ubuntu devices
8. pongkie posted on 20 Feb 2013, 01:05 0 0
can google play apps work on ubuntu? or it has to be android?
10. MichaelHeller posted on 20 Feb 2013, 11:06 0 0
More than likely Android apps will be ported to Ubuntu, but there has been no indication that Android apps would run natively on Ubuntu. Android apps run through the Dalvik Java VM and Canonical has said that it won't be relying on Java for Ubuntu apps.