The Masters in Operating System design, Ubuntu is now planning to step towards smart phone technology. As every one knows, everyday new smart phones are released with greater specifications, some of the features have almost become saturated. That is, a smart phone with a 12MP primary camera is almost its maximum (optimum). But, Ubuntu promises to provide new and highly advanced features in their new Ubuntu Edge. Starting with a multi core CPU, a dual boot OS and much more.
What is Ubuntu Edge?
Ubuntu edge technology is a limited edition production campaign run only for supporters of this campaign. You have to donate inorder take part in this campaign and own this extraordinary super smart phone. Crowd Funding is the new marketing strategy introduced here. The officials will set a goal. Here it is $32,000,000. If they reach this mark before or by the deadline (Wed 21 Aug 11:59PM PT) the project will be done. Otherwise this campaign will be dropped and whole amount will be refunded to donators. If this campaign becomes successful, we can expect future campaigns annually.
What are the new features introduced in Ubuntu Edge?
The news and official announcements about Ubuntu Edge reveals that it will converge most of the present desktop features into a smartphone. The operating system is capable of booting in Dual Mode. That is, you can operate your smart phone in Ubuntu or Android OS as your wish. The memory capability is outstanding. Ubuntu edge comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The CPU will be the fastest multi core CPU available in the market. The screen will be 1280 x 720 Full HD, 4.5inches wide. The body will be crafted from a single piece of textured metal, the Panel with best resolution, dynamic range and color accuracy. To protect screen, glass is replaced by Sapphire crystal which is so hard that it is a hard task to make scratches.
Speakers are at the bottom of the phone, with stereo speakers and dual-mic stereo recording, adaptive noise cancelling technology, and a solid DSP. Audiophiles should have everything they need. In batteries, Silicon Anode technology is introduced for making it lighter and thinner.
- Fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked
- 8MP Low-light Rear Camera, 2MP Front Camera
- Dual-LTE, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, NFC
- GPS, Accelerometer,Gyro, Proximity Sensor, Compass, Barometer
- 11-pin connector providing simultaneous MHL and USB OTG
- 3.5mm jack
- 64 x 9 x 124mm
Price and Availability
The Price starts at $725 for a single piece. The phone delivery will start by May 2014. The Ubuntu Edge is available only through Indiegogo. You can use below link to go to the official product page.