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Ubuntu 13.10 arrives for Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus smartphones
androidcommunity.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Robert Nelson

Posted on 10/17/2013 10:44:52 PM PDT by pluvmantelo

Despite seeing record breaking numbers the Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign didn’t end up being successfully funded. But while we may not be seeing Canonical release the Edge smartphone, we are seeing the release of Ubuntu for smartphones. In fact, as we had been expecting to see , Canonical has released Ubuntu 13.10 with support for smartphones. This is available as of today and assuming you have a compatible handset, you could be running Ubuntu on a smartphone today. The list of compatible devices is short, and in fact, it contains just two; the Nexus 4 and the Galaxy Nexus. This release, while new, is being billed as feature complete, ready for your phone and as containing everything that developers would need. The process of installing Ubuntu on your device is likely not for everyone. In fact, we would suggest leaving this to those with a bit more experience in loading and using different ROMs. Or at the very least, leave this for those who happen to have another phone, just in case something goes wrong. With the standard warning out of the way, Canonical has Ubuntu 13.10 supporting GSM. In other words, those carrying a Verizon branded Galaxy Nexus are going to be out of luck. Otherwise, the handset should have all the “shell and core applications” as well as the ability to make phone calls and send SMS messages. There will also be WiFi and a working front and rear-facing camera. Anyway, we suspect some will be missing the extent of apps available from the Play Store, but as it stands Ubuntu 13.10 for smartphones should have most of your needs covered. Anyway, if you happen to have a compatible device and are looking to get playing, head to the Ubuntu for phones website where they have a detailed step-by-step walkthrough of the installation process.


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1 posted on 10/17/2013 10:44:52 PM PDT by pluvmantelo
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To: pluvmantelo

Every time I think of Ubuntu I think of this Matrix parody.

Matrix Runs on Windows XP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX8yrOAjfKM


2 posted on 10/17/2013 10:48:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Clippy made it. Very clever.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 10:56:56 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (The issue isn't the issue-power is the issue.)
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To: pluvmantelo

Be wary of the Nexus 6 when they eventually come out, their software may be a bit Batty.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 10:59:57 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Every time I think of Ubuntu I think of this Matrix parody.

At least three minutes too long for the point it makes.

Last month, MSFT opened one of their new, me-too retail stores in the Burlington Mall. It's about two thirds the size of the Apple Store in the same Mall. It features a wrap-around video display, which is absolutely fabulous for showing unrememberable content. Oh, and there was a Play-station whatever in the hall, being exercised by a little tike (the high point). Bottom line: Fail: Store mostly empty, except for annoying employees.

The Apple Store down the hall, despite its square footage advantage, actually felt crowded. It was full of blue shirts with clueful advice.

5 posted on 10/17/2013 11:21:15 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Antihero101607

Be wary of the Nexus 6 when they eventually come out, their software may be a bit Batty.
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I see what you did there. :)


6 posted on 10/18/2013 4:26:10 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Antihero101607

Ok, that was a Questionable Thing you did there.


7 posted on 10/18/2013 4:45:56 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; ShadowAce

Linux Pingwin.


8 posted on 10/18/2013 4:47:55 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; Still Thinking; ...

9 posted on 10/18/2013 5:58:11 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: martin_fierro

It was an obscure Blade Runner reference.


10 posted on 10/18/2013 8:51:28 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Antihero101607

Right. So was my comment. < |:~


11 posted on 10/18/2013 11:06:41 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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