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Ubuntu for phones already got a performance update (video)

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Ubuntu for phones already got a performance update (video)
Ubuntu for phones was formally announced just last week, and won't be available on the market until at least the end of this year, if not early in 2014. Test images that have been promised, to allow developers and various other technophiles to play around with the platform, won't be made available until late in February. But, work is definitely being done on the platform, and it seems that Ubuntu for phones has already gotten a performance update.

The video comes from Mika Meskanen, an Ubuntu interaction designer, showing off two devices (both look to be Galaxy Nexus smartphones) - one running the original build of Ubuntu for phones and the other running the new update. One of the things that we had all noticed from the early hands-on with Ubuntu for phones was that there was some lag and stutters in the UI when scrolling and such. From the new video, it seems those issues have been smoothed out. 

It is just a guess at this time, but the assumption is that performance updates like this are why the test images have been pushed back to a late February release, rather than "in the coming weeks" as was originally promised. 


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posted on 09 Jan 2013, 13:51 6

1. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


Keeps on getting better and better. I hope soon and sooner! :)

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 14:34 8

2. dakalter (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


ubuntu project butter! lol

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:26 6

3. cncrim (Posts: 517; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Cant wait to my hand on image files.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 18:52 2

4. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


will it be too late for ubuntu? there's sailfish which is a pure linux and a promise to run with HTML5 apps as well, same with firefox and tizen...

also BlackBerry10 also promises mobile computing...

but the good thing about this is that it can run ubuntu apps right? its a mobile computer...

a worth to look forward!

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 01:28 1

5. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


hey junfe :) Long time no see...

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 15:26 2

6. Sharky (Posts: 124; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)


There is nothing that can describe how excited I am for this... looking freaking awesome!

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 15:10

7. stychill (unregistered)


This will definitely breathe new life into Old phones, that's what i'm most looking forward to

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