[ubuntu-uk] Samsung might be getting rid of Android and using their own Linux based OS

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Sep 12 10:33:06 UTC 2013


On 12 September 2013 11:28, Pete Smout <smoutpete at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree, $700 is a lot for untested software, I would happily install
> alongside Android, even at beta test stage, but I will not pay a months rent
> for the privalige!

Well the good news is you can!

http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Install

Bug reports welcome!

> I hope the project lives on but feel that a major error
> of judgment was made setting the price point, and perhaps a tie in with
> manufacturer / service provider was a better route to take.
> I don't know anyone who buys their handset, they are bundled up with their
> service contract.

The price point was set by the hardware spec. Sapphire glass and 128GB
storage isn't cheap. For a global audience, having a tie-in with a
carrier is massively unpopular. Which carrier? Which territories?

Cheers,
Al.



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