Ubuntu Touch will be ready for daily use in "a couple of weeks"
0. phoneArena 02 Mar 2013, 17:38 posted on
When we did our hands-on looks at Ubuntu Touch Preview for phones and tablets, it was quite obvious that the platform wasn't ready for prime time. Quite a number of things flat out didn't work, and the core apps weren't included. But, it seems that work is going quickly, because Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth says that Ubuntu Touch will be ready for daily use in "a couple of weeks"...
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2. roscuthiii (Posts: 1658; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Ugh... on contract until beginning of 2014. Can't wait til then to see what's been developed with Ubuntu Touch, Mozilla's foray into mobile OS, Tizen/Bada, & Blackberry's QNX based OS. Plus, there's always the Android, Windows Phone, and maybe even iOS developments to shake things up again. Could WebOS even rear it's head in the near future?
Soooo much potential for an interesting and competitive 2013!!!
3. roscuthiii (Posts: 1658; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I'm gonna have to take a 2nd job at a retailer just so I can sit in a corner and play with myself... with the handsets I mean.
4. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
cant live without google play. this still wont be ready for me. i have a lot of exclusive android apps i use daily.
6. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Finally, a healthy competitor for Android that won't barter my information to the highest bidder. I really liked the look of the Preview, so I may have to make a trade soon for another Nexus 4 so I can run UT.
10. housry23 (Posts: 67; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
If you have a Nexus 7, you can run it on that. When I tried it wasn't ready, but believe me, my friend, when they roll out this "ready" version, I'll try again!
7. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Open source community can churn out things fast. This of course isn't for people who base their choice of OS based on how many billion apps the ecosystem has and how many billions have never been downloaded even once.
On first given opportunity i will move away from Android to Ubuntu --- in 2014 obviously.
8. JunkCreek (Posts: 379; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
but, just like desktop, without any developer creating applications for the platform, it surely die. even ubuntu on desktop was still not par on productivity compared to windows and mac. ubuntu/linux offer infinity of development, but without any or only a view developer develop it, real developer company not just only community, it is hard for the os to grow up, just like linux.
11. housry23 (Posts: 67; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
Ubuntu on the desktop is certainly "grown". Have you tried it lately? Steam is now available, LibreOffice Suite is amazing and even compatible with most MS Office files. There are some things that are not yet on par, but most things are and I have not used Windows in at least 6 months. Ubuntu is fast, secure and extremely usable.
9. hiBreed (Posts: 90; Member since: 29 May 2012)
If they make it compatible with apk, it will surely grow. Though I prefer windows 8 on desktop, but I think I'll be installing this on an android phone and tablet, looks promising