Alternate smartphone platforms: where are they now?

Sailfish, Ubuntu, and Firefox OS all made high promises and got our hopes up. Where did all the alternative smartphone platforms go?

Meizu MX4 gets a software overhaul, becomes the next Ubuntu smartphone

Learn how you can get your hands on the new Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, with global sales about to get underway.

World’s second Ubuntu smartphone due later this month

The second Ubuntu phone is nearly here, with sales of the Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition slated to begin across Europe in just a couple weeks.

Why Android fails to deliver a Microsoft Continuum experience

Microsoft Continuum promises to make your phone your desktop computer and home entertainment system – all in one. But why didn’t Android pull it off first?

Ubuntu for Android runs out of steam in absence of OEM interest

It sounds like the ambitious Ubuntu for Android project has fizzled-out in the absence of cooperating manufacturers.
Ubuntu Mobile

Canonical CEO talks Ubuntu smartphone pricing, hardware level

It doesn’t look like high price tags will be any reason to avoid Ubuntu phones, as word of quite affordable Ubuntu smartphone pricing becomes available.

Pocketnow Throwback: HTC HD2 (Video)

It’s the most hacked smartphone of all time, and even after 5 years, it’s still impressing us. Join Pocketnow for this throwback review of 2009’s HTC HD2!

Canonical reveals companies behind first Ubuntu smartphones

Ready for the first wave of Ubuntu-running smartphones? Find out who will be making them as the first two Ubuntu smartphone OEMs are announced.

Ubuntu Touch dropping support for majority of Nexus models

Find out which Nexus models are seeing their Ubuntu Touch support dry up.

Will Meizu deliver the first Ubuntu phone? OS spotted on MX3

See why it sure seems that Meizu may be the company behind one of the first Ubuntu smartphones.

Multiple Ubuntu smartphone models enter the running for 2014

See why it’s looking more likely now that we’ll be seeing multiple Ubuntu smartphones launch in 2014.

Ubuntu learns how to dual-boot with Android

Discover how the new Ubuntu dual-boot feature works, letting it live alongside Android on your smartphone.

The smartphone market sorely needs better competition

Will 2014 bring us better smartphone competition? Read where efforts in 2013 ended up letting us down.
Ubuntu Mobile

Ubuntu Touch smartphones still happening: Canonical secures mystery hardware partner

Hear about the progress being made towards the release of some native Ubuntu Touch smartphones.
Ubuntu Mobile

What happened to Ubuntu Touch for Phones?

Ubuntu Mobile was cancelled in 2009 & replaced with Ubuntu Touch. The Ubuntu Edge missed its funding goal in August 2013. Is there hope for an Ubuntu phone?

Ubuntu 13.10 arrives, delivering Ubuntu Touch images for phones

Learn about today’s release of Ubuntu for phones, and hear of some of the limitations still in place.

Ubuntu Touch 1.0 release date confirmed

Find out what Canonical’s chosen for the Ubuntu Touch release date.

Pocketnow Weekly 056: two hours of your tech questions, answered

For episode 056 of the Pocketnow Weekly mobile technology podcast, five guys distill a month of listener mail into a 2-hour onslaught of knowledge-dropping.

The Fourth Platform: Is There Really Any Room for It?

From Sailfish to Tizen to Ubuntu to webOS to Firefox, there’s no shortage of contenders for the number-four spot in smartphone platforms. But is there any room for a fourth, really? Read on to see what we think.

The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 034

Galaxy S IV leaks keep us busy, but our new Pebble smart watches keep us busier. Listen to this week’s podcast for these stories, plus Xperia Z unboxing and Ubuntu pronunciation guides, listener mail, and so much more. Seriously, so much. For real.

Is Ubuntu Phone Really Based on CyanogenMod?

Learn about Ubuntu for Phones and if it’s really based on CyanogenMod as some have reported.

Galaxy S IV Floating Gestures, Ubuntu Dates, Facebook Phone Rumors & More – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Ubuntu phones that…