The Ubuntu Android Phone/Computer
Earlier this year, Canonical introduced a hybrid Android phone/computer running Ubuntu at a mobile phone confab. It seems that handset makers, in attempts to battle the never-ending onslaught by Apple, are lining up to do business with Canonical, a company that sees the smartphone as the computer of the future.
Since the 1980s, I’ve been describing such a handheld device on which you’d store everything and plug it in to docking stations wherever you went. I’ve since tempered my thoughts on the matter because I’ve seen the high rate of phone thefts and losses. Right now, I even have a phone in the house that I cannot find.
USE THE CLOUD OR ELSE
Much of this new problem can be minimized by cloud services because the cloud is a safe place for all your stuff. But I’ve made clear my issues with the cloud over and over. Once again, I do not think it is as secure as it should be. It’s unreliable, and by that I mean it is slow and often unresponsive. Just subscribe to various online products and see for yourself. Also, there are too many stories about users losing all their data because a company ended their accounts for no good reason.
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