Ubuntu’s Touch OS Mobile Platform Lands Hardware Partner

Barry Levine, Mobile Tech Today, 12/12/13 A new Ubuntu mobile  platform from Canonical has its first hardware partner. The unnamed partner means that Canonical expects to release one or more high-end smartphones based on the open-source OS sometime next year. The announcement was made in an interview by Canonical founder and head Mark Shuttleworth with […]

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Posted on December 12, 2013 at 8:44 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ubuntu gets its first smartphone deal, comes to high-end devices in 2014

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 12/11/13 Canonical’s smartphone-sized Ubuntu distribution hasn’t had an official device to call home since release, but it won’t have to live that nomadic existence for much longer. CEO Mark Shuttleworth tells CNET that his company has just signed its first Ubuntu handset deal; the Linux variant should ship with higher-end smartphones sometime […]

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Posted on December 11, 2013 at 8:36 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Jolla hands-on: A closer look at the first Sailfish OS-powered smartphone

Nick Summers,The Next Web, 12/2/13 Jolla was founded by a group of ex-Nokia employees who strongly believed that MeeGo deserved a second chance. Two years on, the Finish startup is launching its first smartphone with a new take on the forgotten platform, called Sailfish OS. I went hands-on with an early version of the Jolla smartphone in June […]

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Posted on December 2, 2013 at 8:13 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ex-Nokia engineers launch a Linux smartphone that runs Android apps

Serdar Yegulalp, InfoWorld, 12/2/13 Jolla smartphone uses an OS based on the Nokia’s former MeeGo project and will be sold in 135 countries Just what the world needs — another smartphone platform. From Nokia, no less. For two years now, Jolla, a crew of ex-Nokia engineers based in both Finland and Hong Kong, has been […]

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Posted on December 2, 2013 at 8:08 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ubuntu Touch: The smartphone Ubuntu Linux arrives

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZNet.com, 10/25/13 Ubuntu 13.10 is great on the desktop. On smartphones, Saucy Salamander, aka Ubuntu Touch, is still a work in progress. That said, for mobile programmers and Linux or smartphone power users, there’s a lot to like about this first release of Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets. Here’s what you need […]

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Posted on October 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Got a mobile phone? Then you’ve got a Trojan problem too

Simon Rockman, The Register, 10/18/13 Something wonderful has happened: phones have got smart, but the bad news is they may open the door to those you don’t want to let in. Time was when getting software to run properly on your mobile phone was such a challenge that it was nigh on impossible for bad […]

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Posted on October 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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A stable version of Ubuntu’s mobile OS is available now… if you own a Nexus 4

Joseph Volpe, Engadget, 10/18/13 After a long period of developer (and enthusiast) previews, Ubuntu 13.10 for smartphones, as well as desktops, is finally available as a stable release. The gesture-heavy, Linux-based mobile OS still doesn’t have an official hardware home — if you’ll remember, Canonical’s Indiegogo bid for the Ubuntu Edge failed to meet its […]

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Posted on October 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Linux gets a boost from mobile

Joab Jackson, IDG News Service, 9/18/13 The Linux kernel has more active contributors now than ever before, up to about 171 changes every day Although not originally designed for telephones or tablets, the Linux kernel is now getting more contributions than ever from mobile and portable device vendors, whose input is driving a heretofore unseen […]

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Posted on September 18, 2013 at 7:54 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android-Friendly Linux Code Gets Big Boost From Mobile Companies

Robert McMillan, Wired, 9/18/3 There was a time — not so long ago — when Google’s Android was decidedly not Linux. Google hackers modified the Linux kernel to build their dream mobile operating system, but the changes they made weren’t getting picked up by the folks who ran the Linux kernel project. But early last […]

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Posted on September 18, 2013 at 7:44 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Intel ships high-powered C++ compiler for native Android apps

Neil McAllister, The Register, 8/28/13 Drop-in replacement for GCC promises better performance Intel has released the Intel C++ Compiler v13.0 for Android OS, its first attempt at delivering an optimizing C/C++ compiler designed specifically for Google’s mobile platform. The release is notable for a number of reasons. First, the overwhelming majority of Android devices are […]

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Posted on August 28, 2013 at 11:55 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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