All New Linux smartphone – Ubuntu Edge

Aug 19, 13 All New Linux smartphone – Ubuntu Edge

Canonical Ltd – manufacturer of Linux kernel based Ubuntu operating system  is all focused in developing an all new Linux-powered smartphone, Ubuntu Edge. It is said that the OS giant has turned to crowdsourcing for funding the development.

The new Ubuntu Edge smartphone is made to support dual-OS. In simple, it will run Android and Linux operating systems. It’s dimensions measure 64 x 9 x 124mm.

Notably, the phone dual-OS supporting device will convert in to a full-fledged Ubuntu desktop computer when connected to a monitor, mouse and keyboard.

The device is likely to sport a 4.5inch screen with 1280 x 720 HD resolution and have a HDMI and 4G connectivity. The sapphire crystal is said to adorn the Ubuntu Edge display to protect from scratch and dust.

The Edge will be powered by a multi-core processor and have 4GB of RAM supporting the actions.

For storage, it is said the phone will get a whopping 128GB on-board space which is quite new in the existing trend of available models.

It will have an 8MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera.

There is no Home key in this phone and it will use a silicon-anode technology based battery for prolonged battery performance.

Ubuntu Edge smartphone was priced at $600 for the first 24 hours, but was sold out before the period ended. After this, Canonical raised the price of the phone to $830, before bringing it down to $695.

The specs of the Ubuntu Edge smartphone are…

  • Dimensions: 64 x 9 x 124mm size
  • OS: Dual-boot Ubuntu Edge into either Ubuntu or Android
  • Processor: multi-core CPU and at least 4GB RAM
  • Storage: 128GB on-board
  • Display: 4.5-inch with a pure sapphire crystal screen
  • Resolution: 1,280 x 720 HD display
  • Camera: 8mp rear camera, 2mp front
  • Connectivity: dual-LTE, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, Near Field Communication (NFC), Connect to HDMI TVs and monitors easily with MHL connector, 3.5mm jack
  • Battery: Silicon-anode Li-Ion battery
  • A fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked

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