Ubuntu Phone OS Available for Download in February for Galaxy Nexus Owners

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  1. cereal killer

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    At a press event held in London last week, Canonical's Alan Pope said an installable image of Ubuntu for the Galaxy Nexus handset, along with its source code, will be released "late February." Demoed on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus handset, the operating system wasn’t complete, but early hands-on reports were very positive. So why the delay? According to Canonical’s Richard Collins, the delay is to allow them time to “maximize all the attention we want to gain with it.“ In other words, they want to impress the masses right out of the gate. Before we get ahead of ourselves though, we must add that the image will not be feature complete. The core features of the phone; messaging, calling, camera, etc, are up and running quite well, buts the key parts of the Ubuntu Phone experience (voice controlled HUD, app store) don’t even exist yet, or are far from complete (webkit-based web browser.)

    Galaxy Nexus owners, are you going to be taking the Ubuntu OS plunge?

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    I heard they were having issues with getting the voice commands to work... I think once they get that this thing will be AWESOME!!! I have heard it is supposed to be very very fast.
     
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    ill try it ...
     
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    Well I'm down for trying anything once, so long as it is not like the PC install and you can not revert from it once installed. But I have always been a fan of the Ubuntu OS i just think that it could be more user friendly but from the video I have seen the OS for mobile phone seems pretty nice i will give it a try. Will it replace Android ? who really knows but it is always nice to have a variety to satisfy every consumer.
     
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    i would try it ..
     
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    Hoping it will be ported to the Note 2 :p
     
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    Guess Android will be a thing of the past soon...

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    Highy doubt that.
     
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    Been reading on this new os and it becoming popular. But I see what you're saying look at ios still behind Android

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    I'll be taking the plunge at some point, although I don't think it'll be next month. I'll give them a few more months to iron out all of the kinks before I hop on board. I've always been a little apprehensive about being an early adopter, because it seems there are unforeseen issues that always crop up. Once the dust settles, however, I'll be backing up my current setup and installing Ubuntu OS on my Nexus.
     
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    I'll be trying it pretty soon as well.
     
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    That's what she said. LOL
     
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