Watch the full Ubuntu phone keynote
0. phoneArena 03 Jan 2013, 21:50 posted on
We tried our best to cover the announcement of the Ubuntu for phones announcement that came yesterday, but there are some things that are better seen than explained. With that in mind, we're bringing you the full keynote speech or Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth as he walks through the future of Ubuntu, including the plans for Ubuntu for phones...
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5. D.Aceveda (Posts: 392; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
I think I'll pass. Android > Ubuntu
(Before any stupid replies, Yes I know Android is Linux based)
19. AnTuTu (Posts: 1571; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
I recently got certified on Linux and I think I can write few apps for Ubuntu now :) excited. Also the UI is very impressive and very innovative.
I want to see Android, Ubuntu, WP8 and BB10 to bang the market in upcoming years. Best of luck :)
16. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Indeed, this looks very promising!
They need to redesign their "rounded corner squares" though, apple will not hesitate to sue them if they become successful.
2. wendygarett (unregistered)
-The most interesting was towards the end of the video when Shuttleworth seems to take a shot at Android by calling Ubuntu "a truly open phone", which seems to imply that Android is not truly open.-
Competition is good, the platform is awesome, but you have to know why several persons (including me) still prefer android over any other linux os... Don't get me wrong, the reason I pick android is mainly because it has a full and rich Google experience compared to other... Not to mention, more and more apps developer will choose to support this over other because developers themselves also need Google to survive...
Just be honest, did anyone here never click Google.com for real? Go Google it :)
7. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
About your last question... I know some people who have never clicked Google. But they never did anything either on computers xD i.e.
For me it's life. I am a software dev and anyone in this profession can tell how important google search is for them!
14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3489; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
As i've always been saying everywhere...
Thank God for Google!!
3. Birds (Posts: 1150; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Alright, was I the only one who started dancing to that funky 80s style electric pop in the first 10 seconds of the video? Only me? Ok then....(=p-_-)=p or (=b*o*)=b
6. blazee (Posts: 401; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
am i the only one who thinks the last thing we need is another phone OS. I mean this is gotta be a nightmare for the developers. To try to reach as much audiance as possible devs already have to make their apps for iphone, ipod, ipad, android and try to make everyone happy and optimize it for all of the different phones and android os versions, kindle, windows phone then blackberry and soon to be tizen, ubuntu and what not. To me all of the new os are unecessary
8. baldilocks (Posts: 705; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)
I can see a lot of unwanted input with all this edge gesturing.
9. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
i hope many developers create application for them.
no apps = would fail
10. nard0207 (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
Application developer's support will be vital for Ubuntu's success. This OS for mobile has a lot of potential and I hope it would be successful much like Android.
11. ljade.abadinas (Posts: 21; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)
My only problem about Ubuntu is that there are only few apps available...
12. drodil (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)
That is true. For example Spotify mentioned here is not even officially working with Ubuntu desktop (at least yet) so there might be some need to wake up the 3rd party developers to have their apps for both Ubuntu desktop & mobile before coming out with yet another mobile OS
15. shuaibhere (Posts: 1973; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
I think this is going to be true universal OS...unlike the promised s*** from MS.....
18. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
I dont like the notification display. One notification for every how many seconds.. But you do great new UI. Great job. #ubuntu