Ubuntu for Android: The Response

Earlier today we announced Ubuntu on Android; the perfect combination of a phone that is powered by Android and when docked provides a full Ubuntu desktop experience. Not only that, but when plugged into a TV you also get the Ubuntu TV experience. All within one consistent and beautiful experience.

I posted this news on Facebook and Google+ today, and in just 12 hours look at the response:

I think this speaks pretty well about how much interest and demand there is in this. Put it this way: in 12 minutes Facebook had over 1000 likes.

If you are a handset maker or network operator, get in touch.

  • Bas Roset

    Is it still in development, or can we, the average user, already have a go at this??

  • Jason Scurtu

    I would love to try this out on my phone.. Will this ever be opend or made accesible to the regular user? Like in the Android Market? 

  • Anonymous

    I’d buy one immeadiately!

    But, 4000 likes are not that overwhelming, I’m afraid…

  • Anonymous

    Goes to show that, a good idea always draws interest and appreciation. I think Canonical has hit some sort of a jackpot…. :) and as a ubuntu user i’m glad!

  • http://twitter.com/nq6 Frederico Araújo

    The canonical can order the manufacturer and selling 100,000 smartphones with its own brand. “Ubuntu”. Apple does it, it does not manufacture. Do not expect a company like Samsung bet on the idea. It’s time for Canonical to sell hardware, TV, Smartphone,Tablet, Laptop and Pc. Simply place your order at Foxconn in China.

  • http://fitoschidoblog.wordpress.com/ Fitoschido

    Hmm, more comments in the Plus than in the face book… :)

  • http://twitter.com/jspaleta Jef Spaleta

    This is indeed very interesting.  If this sort of functionality..providing a docked general purpose linux desktop experience powered by my phone is available when next I purchase a phone for myself its going to be a compelling premium feature for me. Ubuntu or not. Unity or not. As long as I can get to a terminal window :-> and run python with matplotlib, I’ll be great for me.

    I very much hope OEMs buy this solution from Canonical, and really put their financial backing behind so this is a long term product offering.  Though I am wary of OEM business practises and market pressures retarding adoption of this as a pre-installed feature.

    -jef

     

  • http://twitter.com/jspaleta Jef Spaleta

    This is indeed very interesting.  If this sort of functionality..providing a docked general purpose linux desktop experience powered by my phone is available when next I purchase a phone for myself its going to be a compelling premium feature for me. Ubuntu or not. Unity or not. As long as I can get to a terminal window :-> and run python with matplotlib, I’ll be great for me.

    I very much hope OEMs buy this solution from Canonical, and really put their financial backing behind so this is a long term product offering.  Though I am wary of OEM business practises and market pressures retarding adoption of this as a pre-installed feature.

    -jef

     

  • Fabian Rodriguez

    I thought Canonical already did this for Motorola (now part of Google), as indicated here almost a year ago: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/reviews/2011/03/motorola-atrix-the-ubuntu-powered-webtop-experience.ars

  • http://twitter.com/jspaleta Jef Spaleta

     Oh man… I totally missed that. Good Catch. How did I miss that? I’m slipping. Is that the only article from that time period on this prototype development from 2011?

    -jef

  • James Lewis

     Where do I sign?

  • http://www.optimisationbeacon.com/ Robert Kingston

    Love you landing page, Jono… Who does it for you guys?

  • Reader

    That’s a lot of experiences… within… an experience.  :-P