Well, sadly, we knew this was coming. The crowd-funding system had worked well for some, but when you’re looking to source a cool $32 million, it’s a really, really big ask.
Under the rules of the IndieGoGo crowd-funded site, the campaign would have only received funds if at least $32 million had been raised by its deadline, and that’s just whizzed by with some $12,809,906 getting put into the project by backers around the world.
The cash was to build and launch a dual-booting mobile that would switch into Android or the Ubuntu Mobile OS. It could also act as a mobile computer, but unless someone comes forward to invest a whole heap of cash, this probably won’t appear on shelves anytime soon.
If nothing else, the one month campaign has smashed funding records and raised a lot of awareness in the project and the Ubuntu Mobile OS.