Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign didn't end up being successfully funded. But while we may not be seeing Canonical release the Edge smartphone, we are seeing the release of Ubuntu for smartphones. In fact, as we had been expecting to see, Canonical has released Ubuntu 13.10 with support for smartphones.
Ubuntu Edge smartphone plan and kickstarter didn't last, their plan to merge our smartphones and desktops onto one OS did, and Ubuntu Touch is set to launch in exactly one month. Canonical has confirmed the launch date for their new Touch OS is in exactly one month, and will be free starting October 17th.
Canonical launched the Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign with a lofty goal of $32 million. After the campaign launched we saw several rounds of price adjustments and even a sizable corporate backing -- but in the end it looks like the pledges have fallen short of that goal amount. Needless to say, there still may be some hope in seeing an Ubuntu phone at some point in the future.
Canonical has recently shared some news in regards to the Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign. It seems they have crossed the $10 million milestone, which means they now have the "world’s biggest ever fixed crowdfunding campaign." Or for those curious, this means the Ubuntu Edge smartphone has now raised more than the $10,266,845 that was raised by Pebble.
Canonical launched the Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign back on July 22nd. At the time they had a few pricing options available with deals for those who jumped in quickly. A few days after that initial launch we saw the pricing restructured. And by restructured, we are referring to a wider variety of pricing options. Well, flash forward till today and it looks like that same campaign has once again had some price changes.
Canonical unveiled the Ubuntu Edge smartphone on Indiegogo a few days back. At the time there was an option to grab the handset for $600, however that price was available only for that initial launch day. Once that ended the price jumped up to $830. Basically, if you missed the launch day special you were going to be paying $230 extra.
Canonical has officially launched an Indiegogo campaign for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone. This handset is still aways off in terms of delivery, however those curious can commit some money and get one of the first units to arrive in the hands of the public. Given the Ubuntu in the name it should go without saying that this handset is running Ubuntu Mobile OS. The interesting bit is that it is also running Android.
Ubuntu Touch on Android has been a slow but steady mystery. Canonical currently offers plenty of pre-release beta or even alpha builds of their software for Android devices like the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and others. However, today Canonical's own Rick Spencer promises to have stable "daily-driver" builds of Ubuntu Touch for smartphones by the end of the month.
Canonical began teasing a tablet yesterday. The teaser arrived in the form of a countdown timer with the words "tick, tock, tablet time." And well, that timer has since finished and it looks like Canonical has introduced Ubuntu for tablets. There is nothing to download just yet, however they have said that a developer preview would be available beginning on February 21.