Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ubuntu Superphone

Ubuntu Edge Dual Boot Smart-phone will coming soon in market. :)

On 22 July, Canonical launched an ambitious Indegogo campaign which aimed to raise $32 million ($21.5 million) to fund the development of the Ubuntu edge Smartphone.
Canonical has already released support for Android and introduce a gesture-heavy operating system, but now the software company behind Ubuntu wants to get directly involved with hardware by building the Ubuntu Edge phone and computer hybrid to run the software it creates.

Ubuntu is already expected to arrive on phones in 2014, but Canonical wants to attract more hardware partner and prove that there is a market for its software. That market is likely to be incredibly small given the dominance of Android and Apple iOS. Despite the challenge, Canonical is betting that early adopters will crowd-fund the project to generate $32 million in 30 days. If successful, the Ubuntu edge would developed and sold to jumpstart Ubuntu's mobile OS.

The Ubuntu Edge would be made from metal and have 4.5 inch display with sapphire crystal protection and 1280 x 720 resolution. The phone is still in the concept stage and won't be built unless the process is successful. Other specifications are not finalized because things could change between now and the start of building process, but Canonical claims that Ubuntu Edge will have :

  • 4GB of RAM minimum and a multicore processor
  • 128GB of initial storage
  • Silicon-anode technology to increase battery life
  • Dua LTE antennas and dual band WiFi
  • Dual boot into Ubuntu or Android
  • Support for dock connector that launches desktop mode through HDMI.
  • 124 x 64 x 9 mm (4.9 x 2.5 x 0.35 inch) dimension

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