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Canonical presents own smartphone with Ubuntu and Android
Canonical is planning to bring. Their own Ubuntu smartphone This is an IndieGoGo campaign set up $ 32 million to produce. The device, the mobile and desktop version of Ubuntu and has also run Android on board.
On the IndieGoGo page reports that Canonical should be there. $ 32 million raised within one month If this target is not met, then there is no own smartphone of Canonical, the company said. The smartphone is called Ubuntu Edge and costs over 830 dollars IndieGoGo. Who ordered the device through the funding site gets him, when the objective is met, delivered in May next year. The first 5,000 buyers pay $ 600, converted around 460 euros.
Canonical has released a render of how the device will look like. Then we see the Ubuntu Edge striking square. According to the Canonical Ubuntu Edge be provided with an unspecified ‘fast multicore soc “and a 4.5” screen with a resolution of at least 1280×720 pixels. Capacity is 128GB with remarkably large, while the memory with a size 4GB twice as large as smart phones currently on the market. For taking photos are an 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel camera on the back and front respectively built. Additionally, the Ubuntu Edge handle lte, wifi, blueooth 4.0 and NFC. The case of the Ubuntu Edge must be made from a piece of metal. Additionally, the screen of the unit is to produce hardened sapphire, which need to be. prevent scratching
Canonical has chosen to both the mobile version of Ubuntu and Android tubed. Strikingly The Ubuntu Edge is also possible to start using a specially developed app. The desktop version of Ubuntu on from Android In time, it should also be possible from the mobile version of Ubuntu to start. Deskopvariant on the On the way, the phone Canonical also function as a desktop replacement.
According Canonical has chosen an IndieGoGo campaign because the company does not see itself as a smartphone manufacturer and does not want to release. Devices widely This will enable the Ubuntu Edge only available through the IndieGoGo page. If the campaign a success considering Canonical more often to set up such projects.
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