Articles Filed Under Ubuntu Phone

Prizes Ahoy! Ubuntu Scope Showdown Kicks Off

SDK at the ready: Ubuntu has launched a new development competition for its mobile platform, with some swish prizes up for grabs for the winners.

6 November 2014

Huawei Say Tizen Has ‘No Chance’, No Demand for Windows Phone

Electronics company Huawei has stuck the boot into the Linux-based Tizen OS, claiming that it has 'no chance' of becoming a success.

25 August 2014

Ubuntu Phone Improves Scope Access With Slick New Gesture

Managing Scopes on Ubuntu for Phones will soon be easier thanks to new 'bottom edge' gestures and features being introduced to dev builds.

15 August 2014
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You Can Now Get Twitter, Facebook and Gmail Alerts on Ubuntu Phone

With the first Ubuntu Phones still on course to ship later this year, its developers are now in the final furlong of preparing for a 'Release To Manufacturing' milestone.

14 August 2014

Ubuntu Phone Adds New ‘Swipe to Close’ App Gesture

An improved way of quitting running applications in Ubuntu for devices is about to land in development builds — and this is how it works.

31 July 2014

Nokia HERE To Provide Ubuntu Phones With Faster, More Accurate Location Data

Ubuntu developers will shortly be able to take advantage of accurate location positioning data in apps built for Ubuntu for devices.

30 July 2014

Is Windows 9 Planned Convergence Feature Similar to Ubuntu?

New rumours suggest that Microsoft's upcoming Windows 9 release will adapt its user interface to suit the type of hardware it's running on.

4 July 2014

Ubuntu Touch Apps Pass 100k Downloads Despite No Phones on Sale

More than 100,000 apps have been downloaded from the Ubuntu for devices software store, despite physical hardware running the OS yet to go on sale.

3 July 2014

Samsung Unveils First Tizen Smartphone — Should Ubuntu Be Worried?

The very first Tizen-powered smartphone is to go on sale in Russia later this year.

2 June 2014

Ubuntu To Make Amazon Product Results ‘Opt-In’

Future versions of Ubuntu will not show users Amazon product results in the Unity Dash by default — a reversal of a core feature introduced to desktop users in 2012.

31 March 2014

Why a Guerrilla Launch of Ubuntu Phone Makes Sense for Canonical

We've repeatedly heard that ‘big brand’ smartphone manufacturers are serious about shipping Ubuntu on smartphones. But why go with smaller players in the heated mobile space?

25 March 2014
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Big Smartphone Brands ‘Looking Seriously’ at Ubuntu, Says Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth stoked the flames of expectation for Ubuntu on Phones last year with a single, simple phrase.

19 March 2014