Personally, over two years I’ve been waiting for a device with desktop capabilities, which you may easily connect to the external monitor and use like a regular desktop PC. Well, it looks like it’s a matter of months now, when the first Ubuntu powered Android smartphone will be available on the market.
The new concept device named Ubuntu Edge is a smartphone, running full Ubuntu desktop OS with ability to boot into Android and make a calls like you do from your regular Android phone.
The Ubuntu Edge is an exclusive production run, available only through Indiegogo, where its crowdfunding campaign is still running and the goal is set to $32,000,000.
- Exclusive to Indiegogo backers. The Edge will NOT be available to buy at launch.
- Specs to be finalised as late as possible to ensure the best available components.
- Dual-boots into Ubuntu mobile OS and Android; converts into a full desktop PC.
- Works with LTE and GSM networks, including Verizon and Sprint.
- Perks include all charges for US and UK, including VAT and delivery.
- Standard manufacturer warranty will apply once manufacturer is selected.Zero cost to backers if the campaign is unsuccessful.
Ubuntu Edge specs:
Mobile OS: Dual-boots Android and Ubuntu mobile
Desktop OS: Ubuntu Desktop
Int. Storage: 128GB
Screen: 720 x 1,280, 4.5 inches
Protection: Sapphire Glass
Connectivity: Dual-LTE, GSM
Battery: Silicon-anode Li-ion
In my opinion Ubuntu Edge will be really a “killer phone” to all its android counterparts, not only because it is started off with a fundamentally good idea, but also, because this will be a device that will fill a serious gap in the smartphone marketplace, no doubt.