Make it an Ubuntu phone

  1. Inkflow
    Cupcake Dec 17, 2013

    Inkflow , Dec 17, 2013 :
    IMHO, if you want to make a revolution you need a revolutionary OS - and as far as I'm aware of there is currently nothing more prospective than Ubuntu which aims to make your phone be your computer as well.

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  2. JackRose
    Cupcake Dec 17, 2013

    JackRose , Dec 17, 2013 :
    I agree with that, the phone and also a computer. And I think that's the way Microsoft doing. also.
    I think the general user may not know what's the OS!? What they care is the user interface and APP resources.
    To build a strong table framework platform and provide the variables, friendly/customize UI will be the basic requirement.

  3. Yolk
    Gingerbread Dec 17, 2013

    Yolk , Dec 17, 2013 :
    Sounds interesting.....but i think i will be damn hard for a new Company

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  4. JackRose
    Cupcake Dec 17, 2013

    JackRose , Dec 17, 2013 :
    Additional, the "Material" will be the interesting part of next Gen. smart devices.
    Metal, Plastic, Glass, Leather... what else?
    No wonder the fashion, the star were joined this game.

  5. Inkflow
    Cupcake Dec 17, 2013

    Inkflow , Dec 17, 2013 :
    It may dual boot with Android (or CM) but it should mainly be an Ubuntu phone.

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  6. Xiaolu
    Froyo Dec 17, 2013

    Xiaolu , Dec 17, 2013 :
    +1 Sure, add premium materials... well, I was one of the first 5000 Ubuntu Edge supporters in the Indiegogo pledge... shame it didn't reach the money!

    Something similar WOULD BE AWESOME. 2014 will see ARM Cortex A50 Series (supposedly) and other niceties... so in the hardware side, to be innovative something new has to be done, say BETTER battery life + accessories like eInk case, gamepad, various docks (assuming it'll bring Ubuntu desktop capabilities), and maybe some kind of dumb tablet + keyboard like the PadFone series...

    Keep on!
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013

  7. Armando Kolleman
    Donut Dec 17, 2013

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  8. AIT-Solutions
    Gingerbread Dec 20, 2013

  9. Stu
    Gingerbread Dec 20, 2013

    Stu , Dec 20, 2013 :
    Taking a few cues from the Ubuntu Edge wouldn't hurt imo. They had a pretty appealing concept and that's why me and many others pledged money towards it. Not sure about making it an out and out Ubuntu phone though, or having that as its main OS in a dual boot scenario.

  10. Renz1er
    Froyo Dec 24, 2013

    Renz1er , Dec 24, 2013 :
    well ubuntu already release a dual-boot version ubuntu/android for nexus 4/galaxy nexus and remours say they might build most of their future smartphones with these feature. So, dual-booting ubuntu/android might not be a bad idea as many other are doing a similar thing like geekphone firefox/android and asus android/windows. and who know by mid 2014 maybe almost every phone might have the dual boot feature.

  11. Xiaolu
    Froyo Dec 28, 2013

    Xiaolu , Dec 28, 2013 :
    Well, even if it was launched with dual boot Android + Ubuntu it could be the first one to offer the full desktop convergence that Canonical is promoting with Ubuntu 14.04 or maybe 14.10, worst of all cases 15.04 which would mean a year ahead; so there's time to develop a leader device. Android version could be Cyanogenmod ROM optimized for the OnePlus, and with the added Ubuntu desktop capabilities one could easily gain productivity by docking it on a variety of specialised docks/accesories to multiply its "skills", so the brand could also sell a lot of good stuff to convert your device into a tablet, laptop, desktop... and in the future (OnePlus 2?) gaming platform (see the Valve movements into GNU/Linux systems).

    Happy New Year 4 all!

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  12. rmv
    Cupcake Apr 29, 2014

    rmv , Apr 29, 2014 :
    Pidora is to raspberry pi. Fedora on oneplus one. The developers of oneplus one need to work with the manufacturer engineers to fully support ubuntu and fedora on arm and easily switch between android and linux.

  13. oneplusisbest
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 30, 2014

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    Apr 30, 2014

  15. Max Harry Johnson
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 30, 2014

    Max Harry Johnson , Apr 30, 2014 :
    If you have a Nexus, you can install more than just Ubuntu but many other linux ditros. It'll be pretty easy for the OnePlus once there are many XDA developers working on it.

  16. tlawiv
    Gingerbread Apr 30, 2014

    tlawiv , Apr 30, 2014 :
    Unbuntu has no apps kill phone off the top want unbuntu on this phone it might happen anyway.

  17. Blackyx007
    Gingerbread May 8, 2014

    Blackyx007 , May 8, 2014 :
    This would definitely be am extra reason to buy this phone :)
    A smartphone with this specifications is definitely capable to run Ubuntu for Android (not Ubuntu touch) :D

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    May 8, 2014

  19. Blackyx007
    Gingerbread May 8, 2014

    Blackyx007 , May 8, 2014 :
    Just a friendly question but why dual booting if you can have everything at the same time :p

  20. fo0ling
    KitKat May 8, 2014