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The death of convergence? The end of Ubuntu Phone

In 2013, billionaire space-tourist and Linux advocate Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu Phone. It was based, rather obviously, on the Linux distribution, Ubuntu. Ubuntu had already seen a lot of success in the server and desktop world, and could arguably be the most important distribution since the creation of the open-source …

MWC – Hall 1,2 and 3. The video tour special.

A couple of years ago I had the idea of filming my walk around this expansive event so that you guys could sort of see it from my perspective. The whole place is really rather large, and it takes a long time to get around. This year I’m …

Ubuntu OTA brings Wireless Display to Meizu Pro 5

Announced yesterday on the Ubuntu site – the Over The Air update 11 for Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition brings the much delayed full Ubuntu PC experience from a mobile phone handset. In addition to this feature, this update also brings overall performance improvements to the M10 tablet …

Ubuntu on a tablet? Yes please, I will have some of that!

You may remember I tested a few Ubuntu phones last year and I was a little underwhelmed with it. I felt that the software needed a bit more work to give it enough pizazz to take on the likes of Android and iOS in what is already a very …

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition – Review

Those of you who read the site regularly will no doubt be aware that I have had a couple of Ubuntu devices (including the Bq Aquarius E5) come through over the last few months to review. Now we have another one, and this is the daddy of them all. …

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition – Unboxing

It feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this place, but finally I have a Meizu MX4. I was very impressed with this when I first had a hands on with it at MWC earlier this year. Since then I have had more of a chance …

BQ Aquarius E5 Ubuntu Edition – Review

For the last few weeks I have been using an unusual phone. It’s this, the BQ Aquarius E5 Ubuntu Edtion. Now, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if you weren’t aware of this device as it’s not a widely known manufacturer in the UK. Add to that the fact …

BQ Aquarius E5 – Unboxing

I’m going to start with a brief bit of background. Those of you who visit the site regularly will be aware that I have had the chance to test the BQ Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. I was using the phone for a short time and something with it …

Looking for something a bit different? BQ Aquarius E5

Today the smartphone market has 3 main player’s, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Of course we also have BlackBerry sitting on the edge looking in but they are loosing relevance to be fair. In the last year or so we have started to see the emergence of some …

MWC – Ubuntu Hands on With BQ Aquarius and Meizu MX4

It is really inspiring to see a new OS enter into the crowded Mobile market space. With this in mind I went out to the far reaches of the Fira to track down Canonical. They’re the guys behind Ubuntu. Now, for those of you who have been long …

Ubuntu A Winner?

    More famed as a Linux Distro, Ubuntu dared to venture into the Android & Apple dominated world of smartphone operating systems. By the looks of the demonstration videos I have seen so far it looks quite a refreshing venture! Yesterday Ubuntu announced the availability of a …

Ubuntu Edge funding figures fail to meet goal

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 …

Ubuntu Edge looks to be falling off the … you know..

So, just 9 hours remaining and Ubuntu are some $19.5 milllion short of their goal. What goal you say? Well, it’s a crowd-funded project to build the Ubuntu Edge, a smartphone that dual-boots into Ubuntu Mobile and Android whilst also converting into a full desktop PC. It’s going …

Ubuntu about to fall off the crowdsourcing edge?

Back in July we reported that the people at Ubuntu, the open-source operating system alternative to Windows or Apple, had launched a crowd-funding campaign (via Indiegogo.com) to create a new mobile phone called the Ubuntu Edge. This phone would showcase the newly developed Ubuntu phone OS and dual-boot …

Ubuntu Edge – a new phone and home computer?

The Ubuntu PC operating system has been around for a good while now, the free computer OS that is open source and helps make cheap pcs possible, especially for developing countries. They have been working on a smartphone OS for some time and now that work has been …

MWC – Ubuntu for phones, a demo

You may have used Ubuntu on the desktop, you may have considered flashing it to your device. Now it’s in an all-new phone from ZTE too. This is another mobile OS jumping on the HTML5 bandwagon and could prove to be a serious competitor for the existing smartphone …

A sweet Ubuntu live wallpaper!

So, my fiance got me to go to a concert tonight (which I will not name) that I absolutely hate. Thus, I figure I’ll write about one of my favorite live wallpapers to pass the time! The Ubuntu Live Wallpaper is definitely for every Ubuntu fan and, very …

Ubuntu for Phones announced

Remember the countdown timer on the Ubuntu site yesterday? Well, today we found out what it meant – Ubuntu is coming to a smartphone near you. Initially released for the Galaxy Nexus, the new operating system promises features such as ‘one search to rule them all’ and looks …

Touch-based Ubuntu arriving tomorrow?

Ubuntu, for those who aren’t aware, is a Linux OS based on Debian. It’s free, open source and has a desktop UI. It’s got quite a following and has breathed life into a range of netbooks and PC’s. However, with smartphones now having specs equal to advanced PC’s …

Ubuntu Nexus 7 Installer App Released to Devs

If you have a Nexus 7 you’ll be able to try out Ubuntu on your device now. I tried yesterday and, unlike the OMG Ubuntu posting states, it’s not quite polished as yet. However, as far as you would know it’s just like running Ubuntu 12.10 on your …