What I Love and What I Hate About Ubuntu for Phones (Video)

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Ubuntu Touch was released as a developer preview one week ago today. I have spent hands-on time with the new platform off and on ever since. In that time, I have learned some things about the platform, and I’ve discovered things I find truly novel and impressive. Likewise, I’ve found a handful of things that are terrible and off-putting.

I am sure of one thing: Canonical is on to something with Ubuntu Touch. The sole purpose of running Ubuntu on a smartphone is convergence – something many are aiming to do, but Canonical has done the most work here so far. Make no mistake, the company also has its work cut out for it.  This preview is a great start, but it’s foretelling of the hard work Canonical has ahead of it.

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About The Author
Taylor Martin
Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn't go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or "nerd bag." In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition.| Google+