Ubuntu Phone's 12 default apps will be "community created"

Ubuntu Phone's 12 default apps will be
We can already see it coming, once Ubuntu for phones gets released, there is going to be a lot more talk about just how "open" Android really is. Mark Shuttleworth already made one such comment when introducing the platform, and Canonical is following through it seems. The newest is that Ubuntu Phone's 12 default apps will all be "community created".

Canonical is putting out the word now to get developers on the project. The 12 default apps will be made up of 8 "traditional apps" - a file manager, calendar, clock/alarm, weather, calculator, e-mail, document viewer, and a terminal app - and 4 "social apps" - YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and an RSS reader. It's nice to see a terminal app in the works. We're sure power users will like that addition. 

Each of these apps have a Wiki page, design guidelines, and message boards dedicated. So, if you're interested, just read through the docs and start helping out with the design. 

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14 Comments

1. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Though i use Android phone Java really sucks big time as it's a resource hog. It would be good to see ubuntu get popular over a period of time.

2. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Can you say Virus on your phone.

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Well no not really ... haven't been hit by one so far as i am careful not to indiscriminately download and install stuff.

5. ilia1986 unregistered

Nope. There are virtually no viruses for Linux.

11. windroid unregistered

"Trend Micro has detected 350,000 threats for Android in 2012"... "could reach 1 million by end of 2013" We will se in the end of 2013 more virus than apps for Android.

8. jdep1

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

I could see viruses on Android but.. Linux??? haha please get your face out of your a... Hole.

9. gallison1983

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Android and Ubuntu have similar kernels. The only reason why the term virus has surged with Android is because its the only way to explain bad behavior from a phone when it comes to system performance or data leaks when in the hands of the typical Windows user affected by viruses. Linux does not suffer from the same types of attacks as Windows does. There are more safeguards but its not foolproof. Carelessness gets you hacked. Some good old SELinux or AppArmor knowledge will go a long way. Or you can press your luck with the latest Angry Horses Free Cool App!

12. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Can you say virus in your head?

4. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

even though this is really promising, but sailfish OS will be more awesome! :)

6. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Intel needs to make a phone with a haswell i5 quad core in it with a 120gb/250gb ssd, 4gb ddr3 ram, and let it run a linux distro that supports phone functions would destroy the competition.

7. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

calm down bro, even if we have a phone like that, the battery's not gonna last long

10. gallison1983

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

1) You won't be able to hear your phone calls due to the cooling fan 2) You will look like a hip hop punk from the 80's with the 8 D-cell boombox that will play for about 15 minutes 3) You'll ask the manufacture to forget the fan and the manufacture will kindly forget to tell you that the heat from your phone melted your face off. Until then, enjoy ARM.

13. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Please tell me what the point of an SSD would be on a phone?

14. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Ubuntu unfortunately will not succeed because it will run of very few phones. Each hardware manufacturer has enough proprietary hardware with no open source drivers that you really can't get every thing working. There is no standard set of hardware and designs change and improve every 3 months. so Ubuntu will always lag behind by months or years with no heavy weight like Google to prod hardware builders to share their libs and drivers. That's why you don;t see a lot of good custom Android ROMs and things like CM only run on a handful of phones

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