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

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 12:39:41 UTC 2013

On 12 Sep 2013 11:29, "Pete Smout" <smoutpete at gmail.com> wrote:
> [snip]
> 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! 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.

Umm, me.

I haven't bought a handset on contract for more than 5 years now. I have a
SIM-only contract with 3, and got my last few handsets from amazon or eBay.

There are about a dozen others in my office who do the same. But then we
are gadget geeks!

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