Ubuntu for Android Announced!


Today is a very good day for Ubuntu fans! Canonical the software maker for Ubuntu, announced today Ubuntu for Android.  The smartphone version of Linux is going to be very much in the Ubuntu style and will have many features that current smartphone OS’s have. Features such as edge gestures, disappearing controls, global search, voice commands and support for both native and HTML5 web apps.  Ubuntu also provides a full desktop version for the OS when docked to a keyboard, monitor and mouse.  With the spec in phones these days, there is no reason why a phone shouldn’t be able to handle two operating systems.

Another cool thing about Ubuntu is that the OS is open source which means there will be plenty of ways to customize your device and make sure it stays up to date! No word on a release date but we will be sure to let you all know!


Check out the press release below for more information!


Source: Canonical


Ubuntu comes to the phone, with a beautifully distilled interface and a unique full PC capability when docked

London 2nd January, 2013: Canonical today announced a distinctive smartphone interface for its popular operating system, Ubuntu, using all four edges of the screen for a more immersive experience. Ubuntu uniquely gives handset OEMs and mobile operators the ability to converge phone, PC and thin client into a single enterprise superphone.

“We expect Ubuntu to be popular in

the enterprise market, enabling customers to provision a single secure device for all PC, thin client and phone functions. Ubuntu is already the most widely used Linux enterprise desktop, with customers in a wide range of sectors focused on security, cost and manageability” said Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical. “We also see an opportunity in basic smartphones that are used for the phone, SMS, web and email, where Ubuntu outperforms thanks to its native core apps and stylish presentation.”

Ubuntu is aimed at two core mobile segments: the high-end superphone, and the entry-level basic smartphone, helping operators grow the use of data amongst consumers who typically use only the phone and messaging but who might embrace the use of web and email on their phone. Ubuntu also appeals to aspirational prosumers who want a fresh experience with faster, richer performance on a lower bill-of-materials device.

The handset interface for Ubuntu introduces distinctive new user experiences to the mobile market, including:

  1. Edge magic: thumb gestures from all four edges of the screen enable users to find content and switch between apps faster than other phones.
  2. Deep content immersion – controls appear only when the user wants them.
  3. A beautiful global search for apps, content and products.
  4. Voice and text commands in any application for faster access to rich capabilities.
  5. Both native and web or HTML5 apps.
  6. Evolving

    personalised art on the welcome screen.

Ubuntu offers compelling customisation options for partner apps, content and services. Operators and OEMs can easily add their own branded offerings. Canonical’s personal cloud service, Ubuntu One, provides storage and media services, file sharing and a secure transaction service which enables partners to integrate their own service offerings easily.

Canonical makes it easy to build phones with Ubuntu. The company provides engineering services to offload the complexity of maintaining multiple code bases which has proven to be a common issue for smartphone manufacturers, freeing the manufacturer to focus on hardware design and integration. For silicon vendors, Ubuntu is compatible with a typical Android Board Support Package (BSP). This means Ubuntu is ready to run on the most cost-efficient chipset designs.

In bringing Ubuntu to the phone, Canonical is uniquely placed with a single operating system for client, server and cloud, and a unified family of interfaces for the phone, the PC and the TV. “We are defining a new era of convergence in technology, with one unified operating system that underpins cloud computing, data centers, PCs and consumer electronics” says Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and VP Products at Canonical.

Canonical currently serves the leading PC OEMs: ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo all certify the majority of their PCs on Ubuntu and pre-install it in global markets. Over 20 million desktop PCs run the OS today, and Canonical estimates that close to 10% of the world’s new desktops and laptops will ship with Ubuntu in 2014. Ubuntu is also wildly popular as a server platform, the number one server OS on the key major public clouds and the leading host OS for OpenStack, the open source IAAS.

Top 3 Android Homescreen Launcher Replacements

Android launchers aka homescreen are the main view of the phone and are used to launch the other applications and navigate through the phone. They’re hundred of launchers available on Google Play Store both free and paid. So we’ll help you out by narrowing this list to 3 best launchers available on Android. 1. Nova Launcher

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What's Next? Screens in your Contact Lenses

If you’re my age, you probably grew up watching movies like RoboCop and the Terminator. Remember all those computer graphics they could see through their normal vision? What if you could see all the things going on with your smartphone or tablet by simply looking through your contact lenses!? Thanks to a team of Belgian scientists may have brought us a few steps closer to this reality.

Sprint Announces Jelly Bean Roll Out for the HTC Evo 4G LTE

  Sprint is giving some good news to all of its Evo 4G

LTE customers! The Jelly Bean roll out has been announced and customer

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will be seeing the update as early as today. Now customer’s will have to check for the update manually but come January 3rd 2013 Sprint will start pushing it automatically to the device. I have yet to see it appear on my device yet but I will be sure to do a nice review on it.

Let us know if you have gotten the update!   Source: Androidcentral

Fast-Paced Fun is Found with Canimals Match 3

image Do you loved those Bejeweled-esque games of color matching and speed? This one is for you! I’m always up for a new challenge. If you are as well, click through to get more on the new Canimals Match 3.


[REVIEW] RHA Audio MA-350 Noise Isolating Aluminum Earphones

RHA Audio sent us a set of the MA-350 Noise Isolating Aluminum Earphones. These earphones are aero phonically designed to naturally relay sounds in the user’s ear using the design of a trumpet’s bell. The earphones are precision machined from solid aluminum to provide a rich natural reproduction of the sounds that coming through the headphones.

4.1 Jellybean goes live for AT&T Samsung Galaxy s3.

Thats right you read the title right no need to double check 4.1 jellybean is live and ready to download for the AT&T

Samsung galaxy s3. So what’s the catch? Well I’ll Tell you as of now the update is only available for download and install through Samsung kies no ota ( over the air) as of now. This was a silent update and wasn’t announced by AT&T or Samsung. 4.1 jellybean

brings a slew of new features to your galaxy s3. Some of the features included project butter which makes everything run slippery smooth, Google now the siri killer is also included in the 4.1 update. Keep checking back we will update this post when the OTA update is rolling out for the AT&T Galaxy s3. Please let us know in the comments below what you think of the new update. Was it worth the LONG wait or was it to little to late for you. Me personally I love jelly bean and its a huge improvement from ice cream sandwich.


XenonHD ROM has been updated to version XVIII

Every weekend many of you wait

for a XenonHD update. The ROM is available for Galaxy Nexus (GSM AND

Verizon), Nexus S and the Nexus 7. So here

it is, the change log and the download link to the new update of XenonHD vXVIII:


Added clickable actions for clock and date with option for custom apps too.
Allow “Vibrate on Touch” behavior for Slide unlock. (Settings>Security)
Option to make toggles hidable.
Added setting to allow haptic feedback on toggle press.
CircleBattery: Revamped charging animation.
Fixed NavRing inflate.
Fixed NFC Toggle not working if it was not ON at boot
Fixed multiple haptic feedback while switching Toggles
Fixed kill app on long pressing the back button.
Fixed widget color.
Boot info now shows more info in boot dialog.


Added group messaging.
Added new feature ‘Add SMS to Calendar remind’.

Kernel: (Tuna only)

Built from scratch again.
Updated to 3.0.47
Built from latest linaro toolchain.
Added Color Control version 4.
Added Sound Control version 1.
Added Simple I/O (SIO) scheduler.
Added Fast Charge.
Added Trinity contrast control.
New colors.
Tweaked readahead.
Fixed random reboot

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Android 4.2 Announced

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Verizon Carrier Billing Now Available

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