Ubuntu Touch aiming to be a usable daily driver by the end of May
posted by Michael H. / May 08, 2013, 10:22 PM
The news comes from Canonical's Director of Ubuntu Engineering, Rick Spencer. Spencer says that the decision was made in a discussion between himself, Shuttleworth, and Pat McGowan, Canonical's Director of Engineering and Product Strategy. The three men decided that development speed would accelerate once developers were able to "dogfood" the product, and that means it needs to get to a place where it can be a usable daily driver.
McGowan defines a "usable daily driver" as being able to: make and receive calls, send and receive texts, browse the web on 3G or WiFi, toggle between 3G and WiFi, dim the screen based on the proximity sensor, import/add/edit contacts, and retain user data after an update.
Those are the goals, and what the team is aiming to have done by the end of this month. Even if it doesn't make it by the end of the month, it sounds like a usable Ubuntu Touch is close, and we'll definitely be bringing another hands-on when it arrives.
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I hope it's for all devices not on high end devices only.
posted on May 08, 2013, 10:29 PM 1
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It is planned to run on all devices, high and low end. Canonical is hoping to have the platform gain steam in emerging markets, so it will definitely be optimized for low-end handsets.
posted on May 08, 2013, 10:54 PM 3
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from what i've read, if your device already has CM10.1 then you should be able to get Ubuntu touch ported over "easily"... apparently the phone boots into CM10.1 then chroots into Ubuntu... or something like that :P
posted on May 09, 2013, 1:25 AM 0
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I love ubuntu mobile...but still can't change from android...because of the customization..
posted on May 08, 2013, 10:33 PM 3
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why would you want ubuntu when android is already good... ubuntux sux everywhere, desktop and servers..
posted on May 09, 2013, 12:50 AM 0
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