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    Last week, we finally got a firsthand look at Ubuntu 12.10 Touch. We went hands-on with both Ubuntu for Phones and Ubuntu for Tablets. While it's pretty clear that the developer preview was just that, a preview (some application were only screenshots of what the applications will look like), the operating system shows promise for great things to come. Ubuntu, at this point, is not stable, and in no way is it viable as a daily driver. Sure, you have your basics – dialer, SMS, HSPA+ connectivity, camera, etc. But application support is virtually nonexistent and the preview suffers from all ...

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    Ubuntu for Tablets and Phones has consumed my life for the past 30 hours. Canonical announced a developer preview would be arriving yesterday, and when it hit, I dropped everything I was doing and flashed it to the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. I've been playing with it ever since and have mostly good things to say – keeping in mind it is a developer preview and far from any sort of stable release. In its tablet form, Ubuntu 12.10 Touch isn't all that different from the phone version. The home screen layout is horizontal, versus the vertical layout on smaller tablets and phones. There ...

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    Yesterday, the Ubuntu 12.10 Touch developer preview was released. Canonical provided a method for the public to flash a preview build of the new operating system to the most recent Nexus devices: Galaxy Nexus (GSM), Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Eventually, I was pointed in the direction of this xda-developers thread, which makes the install much more quick and simple. The instructions in the thread are pretty straightforward, but they lack some details – details that are important for novices in the Android modding world. Check out the video below to see how to get Ubuntu for Tablets ...

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    Canonical released its developer preview of Ubuntu for Phones yesterday, and it provided a method for the public to flash the preview of the platform to their personal Nexus devices. After trying to the better part of two hours to get apt-get working on my MacBook Air, I turned to someone for help. I was pointed in the direction of xda-developers, where I learned that flashable images were hosted on Ubuntu's site. The instructions, however, were a little scarce, particularly for anyone who isn't well-versed in the world of Android modding. If you're wondering how to get Ubuntu on your ...

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    All eyes were on Canonical today for the much-anticipated release of the developer preview of Ubuntu for Phones and Tablets. Canonical brings Ubuntu Touch forward with one thing in mind: convergence. The idea is that you can carry a single device to perform all your standard daily tasks. Carry a smartphone in your pocket running Ubuntu for Phones, yet when you attach peripherals – such as a mouse, keyboard and monitor – the interface reverts to its full-OS form. After some finagling, I managed to flash Ubuntu on the Nexus 4. Surprisingly, despite the hours of getting nowhere, the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's announcement of the Optimus F5 and F7, even if we're most likely going to ask you to look elsewhere when you read the spec sheet. Then we move to Samsung news as they're rumored to showcase a new TV Discovery service with mobile devices at MWC. Then we move to Google Drive and cover all the recent enhancements that Google is offering. Ubuntu is next, there's a lot of great stuff here as it's reached developer preview stage, but not all is fun and games. We end today's show talking about the Petition to force the White House to address ...

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    Ready to try out the latest smartphone and tablet OS to hit the scene? It's still very much in development, and this preview is not intended for immediate use as a daily driver, but if you want a peek at what could be the next big thing in mobile platforms, the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview has just arrived for Galaxy Nexus (GSM only), Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 devices. The installation process is relatively straightforward, but it also assumes a certain level of comfort with Ubuntu and working with the command line shell; there's no point-and-click Windows or Mac app to deploy the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Ubuntu Tablet operating system and what's cool about it. Then we move to iOS 6.1.2 and how it fixes just some of the current bugs known. The iPhone 5S is next as we found its motherboard rocking a lot of improvements over the current model. The Microsoft Surface Pro takes the spotlight later as we show you how to run Android apps on it. We end today's show talking about the HTC One, and why this phone may change everything for HTC. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Ubuntu Releases Tablet Video Preview - Apple Releases iOS 6.1.2 ...

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    Yesterday, Canonical started a countdown timer promising some sort of Ubuntu tablet news to arrive this morning. Just a few minutes ago, that counter finally reached zero, resulting in the announcement that the company will be showing off Ubuntu for tablets at the MWC next week and giving us our first real look at this new tablet UI. That's a little bit of a let-down, since we're no closer to knowing when this software will see a release, but it's still great to finally get a full look at what this platform will have to offer. (Update: the first developer preview of Ubuntu for tablets will ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Galaxy Note 8.0 one more time, hoping this is actually the last because so many rumors without a device tend to bore. Then we move to the Galaxy S IV, which now has a new and earlier release date rumor. LG is next as we talk about their new Optimus G Pro and the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor included. Nokia is next as apparently MWC 2013 will show us four smartphones to be released, and no tablet. We end today's show talking about the Ubuntu Tablet that'll be released tomorrow. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Galaxy ...

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    Canonical's new Ubuntu OS for smartphones is just around the corner, and the first public release of the software, a developer's preview, is arriving later this week for interested Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 owners. That's cause for excitement on its own, but a smartphone-optimized OS isn't the only thing Canonical's been working on. There's a new countdown timer running on its website that seems ready to reveal some Ubuntu tablet news tomorrow. Now, assuming this tablet teaser turns out to be what the company was showing off last fall, don't expect anything like the smartphone version of ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the black HTC One leaks, and the rumors of a ZOE technology camera. Then Ubuntu takes the stage as it apparently will reach Nexus smartphones in a week.  Then we go through some Nokia Lumia leaks, which while not hot, make it an interesting case for their push to cheaper Windows Phones. Skype goes next as we talk about their new "video messenger" changes. We end today's show talking about Samsung and their new Galaxy Altius smart watch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Black HTC One Leaked In Alleged Press Shots, To Pack 'ZOE' ...

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    We know that the first original smartphone models running the new Ubuntu mobile OS will be coming out this October, and back at the CES we got to check out the software running on a Galaxy Nexus, with the promise that a developer preview of that version would be available sometime this month. Today, Canonical reveals just when you'll be able to get your hands on it, announcing a release scheduled for February 21. It's not just the Galaxy Nexus that will be able to use this early Ubuntu release, but the Nexus 4, as well. This so-called Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview will arrive alongside ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Ubuntu phones that may be coming as early as October 2013. Then we move to the LG Optimus G Pro, which seems to be LG's next phablet and also Galaxy Note II twin for a possible MWC launch. Then we talk about new Nokia Lumia models that are probably close. Facebook takes the spotlight next because there seems to be another smartphone in the works under the codename of HTC Myst. We end today's show talking about Samsung's possible new endeavor of launching the Galaxy S IV with Floating Gestures. All this and more after the break. Stories - ...

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    BlackBerry 10 may have gotten the ball rolling, but there are a whole lot more new smartphone operating systems set to launch this year. Back at the beginning of January we heard the official announcement about the latest one to make its plans public, with the coming launch of Ubuntu for smartphones. Later, at the CES, we got to check out the software in operation on a Galaxy Nexus. While we first heard that the initial run of smartphones shipping with Ubuntu wouldn't get here until 2014, it now looks like they'll arrive quite a bit sooner, at least according to Canonical CEO Mark ...

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    CES 2013 is over, and despite the fact that we cranked out about thirty videos covering products ranging from super-phablets to fuel cells, some of us still came away a little disappointed by what was ultimately a very light show, hardware-wise. Whether you were encouraged, let down, or completely unmoved by CES 2013, two things are true. First, you probably missed something amid the torrential downpour of 24-hour news; fortunately, our own Anton D. Nagy has you covered with an extensive wrap-up of our coverage from start to finish. Second -and more germane to our current focus- the ...

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    This year's Consumer Electronics Show from Las Vegas has come and gone. As usual, we've been both on-site bringing you coverage from events as well as the show floor, and here on Pocketnow, keeping you up to date with what's going on in the mobile world. For some the show has been excellent; for others it has been a letdown. We can't compare CES to a specialized mobile event like MWC (maybe with IFA); still, our experience from past years has taught us to expect certain things to happen at CES. They might or might not have happened in a straightforward way but there was a lot of innovation ...

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    Veni, vidi, vici! We were looking forward to CES 2013, pretty much like we're always looking forward to trade shows where there's a possibility of seeing new and exciting things from and related to the mobile world. Good or bad as it was, this year's Vegas show is just one of many to come and, probably the biggest problem related to CES is the fact that it is followed shortly by MWC, a show related to mobile and only mobile. We're seeing companies slowly moving away from shows to announce their gadgets, following Apple's lead, but even those companies who are show-centric have probably ...

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    "The Snowball, the 6-Inch Mate, & the In-N-Out Experience." That's the summary that led us out of our most recent podcast, and it narrowly missed becoming the title of this here episode, number 26 in our weekly series. This is a very special episode, coming to you straight from the luxurious Pocketnow suites overlooking the blink-tastic Las Vegas strip. For the past few days, we've been covering the happenings from CES 2013, bringing you video after video of devices from manufacturers of all stripes. It hasn't been the most hardware-heavy show in memory, but that doesn't mean we don't ...

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    There are plenty of entities looking to upset the balance of power between the major smartphone platform players; whether that's Firefox OS or Tizen, 2013 will see many of them take their first shots in the ring. Ubuntu's also a member of that club, and we just learned that the first Ubuntu download for Galaxy Nexus hardware will be made available next month. At the CES tonight, we had a run-in with just such a handset, letting us take an early look. As you can see in this demo, Ubuntu is all about rethinking the smartphone UI. That means fewer on-screen buttons, and an increased reliance ...

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    Just because it's a new year doesn't mean things are changing with the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. We're still shaking up the host roster on occasion, and we're still squeezing more than 90 minutes of discussion out of the mobile-technology news sector, even in the pit of the post-holiday lull. On our first podcast of 2013, Joe Levi joins us to talk Android amid a sea of pre-CES leaks, but not before we dive into a long and detailed discussion about the new mobile version of Ubuntu - a platform we'll learn how to consistently pronounce someday, but not today. We also touch on Sailfish and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow daily as we talk about the iPhone 6 or 5S leaks along with rumors of iOS 7 already being tested. Next we go through the death of Hackulous and Installous along with it. HTC makes the most important news of the day as we go through their 2013 strategies along with as many as 35 possible devices variants to exist during their most aggressive year in plan. Nokia makes the sad news as more predictions surge about its possible sell-out to Microsoft and Huawei. We end today's news by going through the launch of Ubuntu on smartphones and what to expect. All this and more ...

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    Just when you thought the world had enough operating systems to not let newer ones succeed, mainly in cases like Windows Phone, along comes Canonical to announce their new Ubuntu for smartphones. Now just as in the case of Ubuntu, this is no ordinary operating system. It's based on the same Linux platform that Android was built upon, and yes, it's also just as open sourced. This means a lot. Just like you can run Ubuntu on many, if not all Windows certified machines, our biggest guess is that you'll be able to do the same with this mobile version of Ubuntu. A clear example of this is ...

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