This week, updates rolled out to a host of Google apps, we’ve heard rumors of the next Nexus, the Zara broke cover, the Note 3 and Galaxy Gear were detailed, the Ubuntu Edge campaign close, and the Nexus 7 (2013) received some much needed bug fixes.
The Indiegogo campaign for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone failed to raise its goal of $32 million. While the project won’t go ahead, the campaign succeeded in raising public awareness of Ubuntu Phone.
With six days left to raise another $22 million, the future is uncertain for Canonical’s Android and Ubuntu smartphone.
The Ubuntu Edge received a price cut today, Bloomberg LP pledged support at the Enterprise level, equivalent to an $80,000 investment. That’s nothing to scoff at, but is it too little, too late?
Initial support was phenomenal, with about 10% of their goal being raised in the first 24 hours. Early success like that can always be attributed to the core support of your goal or platform. Continued success is only achieved by mass appeal, and it seems the Ubuntu phone just doesn’t have that.
Canonical is currently looking to raise $32 million for a limited production of its Ubuntu Edge, its flagship dual-booting Ubuntu / Android smartphone. Read on for more details!
A new trademark filing by Canonical reveals the name “Ubuntu Edge.” Could this be the name of the first official Ubuntu-powered smartphone? Read on to learn more!