[clug] Linux and smart phone

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 04:19:08 MST 2013

On 18/02/13 21:58, Simon Oxwell wrote:
> Developer Preview ROMs for the Ubuntu phone are supposed to available for
> the Galaxy Nexus or the Nexus 4 next week
> http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/02/ubuntu-phone-developer-preview-will-arrive-on-february-21st/
> No idea of its anywhere near ready for everyday use.
> Simon
> On 18 February 2013 16:41, Jamie Carl <jazz at funkynerd.com> wrote:
>> I didn't think either was publicly available just yet.
>> Jamie
>> 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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It's possible that the Ubuntu Phone OS with a *QT UI* won't run the apps
from the other Ubuntu (the one with the Unity UI).

Kind regards

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