Ubuntu Touch RTM Gets Major Update – Video Tour

A new Ubuntu Touch RTM version has been released and the developers have implemented a number of important fixes, not to mention all the improvements that have been made to the backend.

The Ubuntu Touch RTM stable images don’t arrive all that often. Only six have been launched so far and each new version is sensibly better than the previous one. The current release is no exception, although it seems to have a longer and more complex changelog than its predecessor. Read the rest of this entry

Atom-based Ubuntu Touch tablet specs leaked

Specs have been leaked for a 10.1-inch Ubuntu Touch tablet called “UT One” that runs on an Intel Atom Z3735D SoC, with shipments expected in December.

The UT One tablet was revealed by Phoronix, which said the leak came from Andrew Bernstein, a Linux developer who had previously launched a failed Arch Linux spinoff called “Operating System U” that included the MATE desktop environment and Wayland windows manager. Read the rest of this entry

Firefox OS Shows Continued Global Growth


Firefox-OSFirefox OS is now available on three continents with 12 smartphones offered by 13 operators in 24 countries. As the only truly open mobile operating system, Firefox OS demonstrates the versatility of the Web as a platform, free of the limits and restrictions associated with proprietary mobile operating systems.

Three new smartphones have been launched in India and one in Bangladesh over the last few weeks, offering not only more affordable choice but the advent of a brand new ultra low-cost category. Read the rest of this entry

Ubuntu Touch finalized, first phones coming this year

The Ubuntu Edge smartphone campaign never reached its lofty $32m goal , but the more than $12m in pledges it received was record-breaking—and Canonical hasn’t given up. Ubuntu Touch for phones just hit “release to manufacturing” status. The first official version is done, bugfix’d, and ready to go. It’s coming on real phones, too, with the first phone with Ubuntu Touch shipping this December.

As the Oppo N1 was to CyanogenMod, the Meizu MX4 will be to Ubuntu. You’ll soon be able to get phones that ship with officially supported Ubuntu software—no more hacking around on Nexus devices.

Ubuntu Touch is ready to go

On September 16, the first “RTM” version of Ubuntu Touch was officially released. If you’re one of those geeks who flashed Ubuntu Touch onto a Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2013), or Nexus 10, you can now upgrade to the latest release to have a more stable experience.

This stable release isn’t all about fancy features. If you’ve checked out Ubuntu Touch before, you probably know just what to expect. (The Inquirer went hands on with a very early version of the OS in March if you want more detailed feature impressions.) As the release announcement email puts it: “…all the landings are mostly bug fixes, as the time for features has passed.” Ubuntu will likely fix additional small bugs before the system appears on phones for end users, but it’s basically done.

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Emulate Ubuntu Touch

Aid development for and generally test out Canonical’s own phone and tablet OS using the Ubuntu Touch emulator

Within the next year we should be getting our first glimpse of Ubuntu phones, powered by Canonical’s own mobile OS: Ubuntu Touch. It’s been available for use on various Nexus devices for just over a year now, however there is an alternative method of using it in the Ubuntu Touch emulator. Read the rest of this entry

35 Great Android Apps for Road Warriors

So you’re a road warrior – that means you need to move fast and seamlessly across vast distances totally hassle-free. Gotcha. Here are the Android apps you’ll need to make your travels as fast and trouble-free as a “Beam me up, Scotty” command. No, there’s no transporter yet, but these apps are definitely the next best thing. And yes, there are Android apps here to help you get work done while you’re on the move too! Read the rest of this entry

Smart Ways to Use a Tablet

Tablet computers are everywhere. You see them in coffee shops, in your office and even in schools. Because of the greater power it provides than smartphones and the portability it offers against laptop and desktop computers, tablets sit in the borderline of power and portability.

However, despite the prevalence and ubiquity of tablet computers, there are still some of us who are still trying to decide if we really need one. There are some who don’t even know what to do with theirs. If you are sitting on the fence, here are some smart ways to use a tablet. Read the rest of this entry

Never underestimate your mom, kids — especially if she learns how to code. Sharon Standifird’s son knows this all too well. He didn’t always answer his mother’s calls as quickly as she might have liked, so she figured out a way to make sure he called her back ASAP when he missed a call. Standifird created her own Android app called Ignore No More, which gives your mom or dad the power to literally shut down every function on your phone — except the ability to call the parental unit back or 911 — until you cave and call them back. Read the rest of this entry

In the global smartphone market, the big are getting bigger.

According to IDC, the total combined market share of Android and iOS swelled to 96.4 percent during the second quarter, up from 92.6 percent a year ago. That left just 2.5 percent of the market to Windows Phone, down from 3.4 percent in a year’s time.  Read the rest of this entry

Android Dominates Smartphone Market With 85% Share


Even Apple’s iOS is a blip compared to Google’s unstoppable, juggernaut mobile platform.

It’s not even remotely close. Google’s Android platform is so far ahead of the competing mobile operating systems, it’s a wonder the others bother at all. New numbers from IDC show Android is the clear leader, with iOS and Windows Phone trailing far, far behind. Apple and Microsoft have little chance of chipping away at Google’s market position. Read the rest of this entry

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