Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/192478/6-upcoming-linux-based-smartphone-operating-systems-that-arent-android/
Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10 aren’t the only smartphone operating systems vying for a place in your pocket. There are other smartphone operating systems in development — and they’re all Linux-based.
YEAH!!!!! More fragmentation of the phone market!!!! Programmers just live for this sh!t.
Jolla would be nice if it made any sense. However, some ppl, like Nakkila Workshop's main boss, she said it's more compatible with her brain than other systems. Glad it makes sense to some, cuz it doesn't to me. Dad, however, is intrigued to get one for its dual support of Android and Jolla software.
I don't really care for yet another corporate closed garden, like Amazon's. It's a tall order, but I wish both Firefox and Ubuntu success.
Like ReadandShare I wish both Firefox and Ubuntu success. The more options open to users the better. We should have learnt by now how dangerous closed markets are.
I'd love to buy a new phone that runs Ubuntu Touch as I could be mobile with my own mail server and other Linux marvels, but no Canonical keeps promoting 'stale bread' with their support of older phones like the Nexus 4. Even with the Chinese Maker onboard, the phones targeted don't even have 4G. It's a let down.
If Mark Shuttleworth had any nous he'd be planning and promising a Tegra K1 64bit phone with 4G and getting people interested in the purchase.
Actually, Nexus 4 is just the development device for Ubuntu - for the type on phone Canonical is targeting commercially, look at the Edge (high end) or wait patiently for the fall launch devices. Well, I'm waiting IMpatiently... ;-(
The Edge was a failed kickstarter campaign to rally up attention.
For Canonical to release Ubuntu Touch on a Tegra K1 64bit is not out of reach. The chipsets are here or on the cusp, and all it takes is asking a Chinese phone company to supply, with drivers being supported.
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