Ubuntu Edge superphone announced, seeks crowdfunding

Ubuntu Edge superphone announced, seeks crowdfunding




Canonical Ltd, has just announced its plans to develop the Ubuntu Edge – a dual-booting device that not only works as a smartphone but also as a desktop PC.

The Ubuntu Edge can dual-boot Ubuntu phone OS and Android, but when connected to a monitor it can transform into an Ubuntu PC, with a fully integrated desktop OS and shared access to all files.

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The Edge sports a 4.5-inch HD (1280 x 720) screen which equates to 326ppi and mounted with sapphire crystal glass. It has an 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing, stereo speakers, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, dual-band WiFi, and LTE. Powering the device is a quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. As for the battery, the Edge will use a silicon-anode technology to power the beast inside it.

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Ubuntu Edge specs:
Dual boot Ubuntu mobile OS and Android
Fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked
Fastest multi-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage
4.5″ (1280 x 720) HD sapphire crystal display
8MP low-light rear camera
2MP front camera
Dual-LTE, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, NFC
GPS, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor
compass, barometer
Stereo speakers with HD audio
dual-mic recording, Active Noise Cancellation
MHL connector, 3.5mm jack
Silicon-anode Li-Ion battery
64 x 9 x 124 mm

Specifications are subject to change.

However, the Ubuntu Edge is not out yet and Canonical is seeking your help through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to make it possible. The company is hoping to raise a whopping $32 Million in 30 days. It just started yesterday and at the time of writing $2.5 Million have been pledged so far. All of the funding goes directly towards producing the device for expected delivery in May 2014.

If you want to help the campaign, hit the source link below to contribute.

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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13 Responses

  1. Patrick says:

    Halatang sobrang mahal nito at launch!

  2. HiERARCH says:

    well if it does warpspeed the trend of mobile technology, why not support?

  3. Iyan Sommerset says:

    As a teacher, *that* is a concept I’m willing to get behind. No more lugging around a laptop for class – plug phone in, open up LibreOffice presentation, done. Just hope nobody texts anything lewd/sexty while class is going on. :D

  4. abuzalzal says:

    Magkano naman kaya initial price neto, $900? $1200? hehe

    Dapat at least break-even profit margin formula muna gawin nila, kelanman hinding – hindi uubra yung baguhang produkto sa market tapos may may price tag na daig pa yung mga established brands. that’s a sure way to send your product to flopville.

    Pg $600-$700 ‘to tiyak pagkakaguluhan ng mga geeks

    • madapakasana says:

      Actually if you pledge US$830 now, you will get the Ubuntu Edge smartphone when launched in May 2014, as well as get your name published in the Ubuntu Edge Founders page; you need to add though additional US30 if you live outside the US and UK for shipping.

  5. jemar says:

    Malamang nasa $800 ito. Yung 1 day offer sa indie gogo ay $650

    http://www.teknogadyet.com/2013/07/ubuntu-edge-dual-boot-os-smartphone.html?m=1

  6. amaazing says:

    i think this phone will boom when launched, just like iPhone when it was launched back in 2007….if they can limit the price of about the same as sgs4,xperiaz,etc. or lower than iPhone’s =) but the sapphire crystal screen is bothering me, its very expensive if im not mistaken

  7. Mir says:

    Prices are down Again to $625. aun sa pagkabasa q e. sidebyside n ngrrun ung Ubuntu Touch at Android. at gumagamit ito ng MHL imbis n microusb

  8. Iyan Sommerset says:

    Aaaand it’s now up to 830usd. That’s 36k php. Never mind.

    • \m/ says:

      O_o 36k is still cheap hardware-wise,tignan mo nga Dual boot Ubuntu mobile OS and Android
      Fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC(may ganyan na bang ibang phone dati?)
      Fastest multi-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage(4igRAM,128gigstorage c’mon kid)
      4.5? (1280 x 720) HD sapphire crystal display(SAPPHIRECRYSTAL)
      8MP low-light rear camera
      2MP front camera
      Dual-LTE, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, NFC(Its dual lte bro)
      GPS, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor
      compass, barometer
      Stereo speakers with HD audio
      dual-mic recording, Active Noise Cancellation
      MHL connector, 3.5mm jack
      Silicon-anode Li-Ion battery(kahit d pa napapatunayan ang advantages nito sa current Lithium ion batt,mababa pa rin ang 36k sa nagastos nila sa research na ginawa nila para dito)– SABIHIN MO YAN SA APPLE HINDI DITO!!!VOVO!!

  9. alundra009 says:

    I think we are only paying for the hardware but the Operating System will be less because Ubuntu is open source.

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