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News: Mark Shuttleworth Demos Ubuntu Phone 2013

Mark Shuttleworth Demos Ubuntu Phone 2013In a video released over the New Year, Mark Shuttleworth demos the new Ubuntu Phone operating system.

In a glossy, well produced (if slightly long 8mins 37secs), Canonical founder and CTO Mark Shuttleworth talks us through Ubuntu Phone, a product he hopes will challenge Ios, Android and now Tizen in the mobile market.

We wait to see how this new entrant goes down at the CES Show in Las Vegas.

Some of the key features:

  • Ubuntu distilled from TV and desktop
  • ‘Welcome screen’ not lock screen
  • One-handed operation using all four screen edges
  • Full swipe gesture control
  • Bottom edge for show/hide buttons
  • Show Unity Dash any time using left swipe
  • Go to previous app using right swipe
  • Full customisation of home screen
  • Ubuntu Software Centre for mobile apps
  • UbuntuOne cloud storage built in.
  • Native Apps built in QT framework

Related: How-to: Watch Digital TV in VLC Player – Ubuntu

About Robin Catling

Robin Catling gained degrees in both arts and technology which led to a diverse portfolio of employment. A freelance systems analyst, project manager and business change manager for the likes of American Express, British Airways and IBM, he moved on to web design, journalism and technical authoring. He has also worked in film and television, both behind and in front of the camera, including productions by Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, Ron Howard and Ridley Scott. A qualified three-weapon coach, he runs West Devon Swords teaching sports fencing to all age groups, and in recent years qualified with the British Federation of Historical Swordplay to teach medieval and renaissance combat in the Historical Western Martial Arts.


4 thoughts on “News: Mark Shuttleworth Demos Ubuntu Phone 2013

  1. had heard about something like this. thanks for sharing it.

    Posted by carlos destroband | Jan 11, 2013, 7:35 pm
  2. it’s always good to learn something new.

    Posted by Carlos GT | Jan 12, 2013, 1:30 pm


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