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« on: February 21, 2013, 10:53:11 am »
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Re: Ubuntu mobile
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 11:27:23 am »
Nice .. Unity kinda make sense on the tablet.

I'll post the video here too:-

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Re: Ubuntu mobile
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 01:11:47 pm »
Ya. I just downloaded it and fell at the first hurdle. I have a spare Google Nexus S, but apparently it doesn't have enough RAM (512M) to run Ubuntu-phone .. I'm wondering how many people are going to commit their 'new' devices .. there's no way the 'preview' version is going anywhere near my Nexus 4 .. (!)
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Re: Ubuntu mobile
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 02:04:13 pm »
Just got a Galaxy note 2 and I am not risking either!  I think it's a step in the right direction.  We need Linux to be available to mobile devices.  I have often commented on these forums about my dislike of Google's Andriod OS.  It is invasive and insecure, so much so that I HAVE to root to deny permissions etc.  My wife's phone isn't rooted and her details are often plundered by ppi sharks and the like.
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Re: Ubuntu mobile
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 02:51:45 pm »
Still haven't got an Android phone (and maybe never will), but I've had a play with jellybean on a tablet and I was overwhelmingly underwhelmed.

From what I've seen, I can't help wondering what all the fuss is about .. maybe it's fine for phones (dunno), but IMHO it sucks for tablets and a full blown Linux would blow it out of the water.

If Canonical/Ubuntu can pull this off, more power to them .. hell it may even interest me in a tablet .. so yeh, I'd give t a go on a tablet ;)
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