Desktop+Smartphone all in one device: Ubuntu Edge

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Poly, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Poly macrumors 6502

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    Wow i just read a news about a smartphone device made by Canonical(UK). It is able to dual-boot Ubuntu mobileOS and/or Android. As soon as you plug it on to a external display+mouse+keyboard it's running the 100% Ubuntu desktop operating system.

    Seems pretty cool. Sadly it is a crowsfunding project :(
    Here is the link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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  3. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Dual boots android & Ubuntu?

    128MB internal storage?

    4GB RAM?

    .... and at a cheaper price point than both the iPhone and galaxy lineup.

    SOLD, who do I give my credit card to?
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    The problem is they are proposed specs - not final. It's a lot of money to pledge up-front on an unproven device / manufacturer / hardware etc.....

    A lot can change between here an May 2014. How sure are they that they can even make 2014 ? Just too many variables....
     
  5. Poly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah huge problem is that, they probably won't make it to their set goal of 32.000.000$. They currently got 10.000.000pledged and their indiegogo campaign ends in 8days.

    @MacRumorsUser: sorry, didn't use the search to be honest...
     
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    Oops missed that part.
     

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