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Ubuntu Phone OS preview soon

February 17, 2013 — BarryK
Developer Preview images of Ubuntu Phone OS will be available for download on February 21st, for the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 4 smartphones:

Here is info on the Nexus 4:

Problems with the Nexus 4:

Personally, I have three major criticisms:

1. Should be made with metal case to distribute heat, not plastic.
2. No micro-SD card slot.
3. None-replaceable battery.

On the otherhand, the micro-USB Slimport is useful:

It doesn't attract me enough to rush out and buy one. But, I do want to run that Developer Preview. I might keep on the lookout for a cheap secondhand unlocked Galaxy Nexus. With a view to upgrading late in 2013 or early 2014 when a smartphone custom-made for Ubuntu OS (with docking station) becomes available.

Also, It is highly likely that Ubuntu Phone OS will be ported to other devices by enthusiasts.


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Username: don570
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