Ubuntu for Phone/Android

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  • We are always interested in new devices. This one seems to be a ways off in terms of availability, but we will keep an eye on it.

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  • I agree with Scott. Ubuntu on a phone is still a ways off yet.

    However, one thing is certain. . .  When it becomes possible, the Ting Hackers community will have it running at some point.  

    They will probably have it running before a phone is offered through Ting or Sprint. (no offence intended to Sprint or Ting).

    Cheers!

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  • Apparently, an early build will be available in February  to download and install on a rooted  Galaxy Nexus. This is the phone that the OS was show on at CES and is also carried by Ting. 

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/CES-2013-Ubuntu-Phone-OS-Demoed-on-Galaxy-Nexus-Video-319523.shtml?utm_source=ForumSoftpedia&utm_medium=ForumSoftpedia&utm_campaign=ForumSoftpedia

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  • commenting just to show potential interest, i have been an ubuntu desktop user for quite a while and would love to have access to the ubuntu phone!!

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  • Ya, I have Ubuntu 12.10 HTPC, it's running like a champ now, but there is a learning curve i.e. command prompt. I'm holding out for my next phone will be an Ubuntu phone for sure, with pre-rooted :)

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  • The new device is going to be available in 2014, which is quiet a long ways from now.  However, if I were to contribute to their campaign, is there any guaruntee that the device will work with Ting?  I wouldn't want to get the phone if I cant use it with Ting.

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge

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  • Okay, that's ambitious. 

    And it all depends on the rollout of Sprint LTE, since this thing isn't CDMA back compatible.

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  • The Ubuntu Edge phone from Ubuntu is GSM only so is won't work with Ting. We can only wait and see if sprint bites at the idea of Ubuntu phone from other manufactures and then gives Ting permission to sell the phones.

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  • My hope among hopes, is that Verizon opens up its network and Ting starts working with them as well. Then, BAM...aww who am I kidding. There is literally a zero percent chance either carrier would allow a third carrier to offer both of their services simultaneously.

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  • @ jacinda, so is that link saying the ubuntu edge is a "world phone" where the same phone will work on verizon, sprint, t-mobile, and att in the usa?

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  • @ William, world phones don't usually work on Sprint because they use a different frequency that does not use SIM cards. Even if Sprint does get the phone, it's very unlikely the SIM card would have full functionality like it would on other SIM-based carriers.

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