[clug] Linux and smart phone

Jamie Carl jazz at funkynerd.com
Sun Feb 17 22:41:16 MST 2013

I didn't think either was publicly available just yet.


On 18/02/13 16:37, jhock wrote:
> Hi All,
> I posted an email about 'wechat' to this list and that has prompted me
> to think about replacing my wife's Nokia 6220 GPS receiver phone with a
> smart phone. I don't really like touch screens, because their life
> expectancy is 18 months, I don't like clouds for personal data, because
> I'd rather have my personal details on my own compuers, and I don't like
> having to pay to be connected to the internet when I an use my home wifi
> to load maps and navigate for free with a GPS receiver. However, I guess
> I should start catching up with the world (bah hubug .. ;--))
> I have looked at Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu with Android
> (http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone and
> http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android respectively). It looks to me that
> Ubuntu phone is still being developedand not ready for the public but
> maybe the Unbuntu on an Android phone is an option for now and I can
> upgrade to Ubuntu phone when it comes available. 
> Has anyone looked into either or both of these options? If so, I would
> love to hear your experiences.
> Thanks in advance for any information.
> John

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