by Stephen Schenck | February 6, 2015 11:25 AM
The path to a Ubuntu smartphone has been a long one, beset by many disappointments along the way. The scope of the project feels a bit less grand than it once did, dropping elements like Ubuntu for Android. And efforts by Canonical to deliver its own Ubuntu-running phone fell apart after its crowdfunding effort failed to secure the necessary support. But despite all that, Ubuntu on phones is still happening, and last year we heard about one of the first models that would arrive for the platform, with Meizu sharing word of Ubuntu plans for early this year. We're still waiting on that ...
by Stephen Schenck | February 19, 2014 3:04 PM
Last year's failed campaign to crowdfund a Canonical-made Ubuntu smartphone left a vacuum of sorts in the company's plans to present Ubuntu for phones as a viable mobile platform. Sure, we've seen the release of installation packages for certain Nexus-series devices, but if this project was ever to get off the ground, it needed some phones of its own. Late last year, Canonical confirmed that one OEM had signed-on to produce Ubuntu handsets, and last month we heard that it would be joined by a number more – the only problem was, we didn't know just which companies we were talking about. ...
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