Two days ago, Canonical unveiled its next gambit to push Ubuntu into the hands of consumers: The Ubuntu Edge smartphone. If the Edge Indiegogo project can raise $32 million before August 22, 40,000 Ubuntu Edge smartphones will enter the mobile ecosystem in May 2014 -- if the project fails, Canonical says that it will instead focus on bringing Ubuntu to commercially available smartphones, and that the Edge will quietly disappear into the digital ether.
Despite intense interest from the geek set, Canonical's Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign still fell short of its ambitious $32 million funding goal. In fact, project to build a dual-booting, open-source smartphone ended late last nigh... Read Post
This summer, Canonical tried to raise $32 million for its Ubuntu Edge smartphone, a high-powered device meant to close the gap between mobile devices and desktop computers. It failed, despite raising the most funding — $12.8 million... Read Post