Ubuntu Phones Release Date, Price and Specs 2014

Ubuntu Phone is a smartphone running on Ubuntu mobile OS based on popular and powerful and secure Linux operating system.

Ubuntu like Android, Blackberry 10 and many other mobile operating system in derived from Linux, which in turn is a Unix based operating system. Apple iOS also have its roots in Unix.

Ubuntu OS is free and enjoys a fan base of over 20 million users, making it the most favorite among Linux variants with others including Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Edubuntu.

Ubuntu phone concept is to share the same Linux kernel between mobile and desktop operating system, so they can share the Apps, Services, Data with ability to toggle between the two modes. Which means same address book, same bookmarks, one place for text messages and email both on desktop and mobile.


Ubuntu Edge is a concept of a Phone cum Computer that comes with Dual boot feature so that you can easily Run both Ubuntu OS and Android OS, and automatically changes to PC mode when docked into a monitor.

Ubuntu Phones Release Date, Price and Specs 2014
Canonical had launched the first Ubuntu Edge public funding campaign to fund the Ubuntu Edge project. The campaign, despite of showing huge popularity of the Ubuntu Phones, failed to manage $32 billion target. The Ubuntu Edge smartphone may have missed its crowd funding goal, but the Ubuntu Touch operating system is not far away.

Ubuntu Edge Phone Specs

Canonical Ubuntu Edge is an innovative concept phone, failed to reach its goals on Indigogo. It broke the record for the most money ever pledged to a crowdfunded online site when it surpassed the $10,266,845 record of the Pebble Watch. With about 20,000 people contributing what they could to make Ubuntu’s dream phone a reality.

Below are the hardware specification of Ubuntu Phones coming out in 2014:
  • Operating System : Dual Boot Ubuntu Mobile OS and Android OS

  • Memory : 4 GB RAM

  • Processor : Multi-Core CPU

  • Storage : 128 GB

  • Rear Camera : 8 mega pixels

  • Front Camera : 2 mega pixels

  • Size : 4.5 inch, 1280 x 720 HD Sapphire Crystal Display

  • Speakers : Stereo with  HD audio

  • Connectivity : Micro Sim, Dual-LTE, Bluetooth 4, NFC

  • Battery : Silicon-anode Li-Ion Battery

Ubuntu Phones and Tablets Features

Nonetheless, the Ubuntu phone UI is aimed at offering a simpler solution than Android and other mobile operating systems, Canonical to the company.

Ubuntu Phones Release Date, Price and Specs 2014

Ubuntu phone OS lockscreen is more than just a barrier to the rest of the operating system. You can unlock to any app you like, and navigation is reminiscent of the frame drags used in Windows 8 Metro UI and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets. Ubuntu is the single full version of the software running on all your devices as show below:


Ubuntu Edge did not clicked, but it definitely was not a completely failure. The Ubuntu mobile OS dream is still alive. Despite Ubuntu Edge plans being put on hold, work on Ubuntu Touch OS has continued to go on.

The excitement and momentum of Ubuntu Edge campaign may actually help Canonical Ubuntu Touch become a real contender against Android, iOS, and Windows Phone in the future.

On October 17, 2013 Canonical released first Ubuntu Touch alongside Ubuntu 13.10, includes full SDK, resources and much more for quick app development. While the current build of Ubuntu Touch was intended for OEMs and and silicon vendors, Ubuntu Edge is supported by several Android smartphones and tablets including new Google Nexus 5, Nexus 8 and Nexus 11 devices.

Ubuntu Phone Release Date in 2014

Ubuntu Touch OS is meant to run equally stable, secure and flawless on low end device as on the high end. Ubuntu Touch is currently being tested on Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, HTC One X, HTC One XL, LG Optimus 4x HD, Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia T, Google Nexus 4, Motorola XOOM and Huawei Ascend G300 phone. Its also being tested on Asus Transformer Infinity, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Asus Transformer Pad and some other tablets.

Ubuntu Phones Release Date, Price and Specs 2014

Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet release date are close than what you may have thought. According to Canonical, the first Ubuntu powered devices might hit the market as early as 2014, most probably in October 2014.

Ubuntu Touch on Samsung Galaxy S3

Run Ubuntu Touch on Google Nexus 4

Ubuntu Phone Price

New Ubuntu mobile operating system based Ubuntu Phones are expected to be priced around $600 in US, £375 in UK. A potential Ubuntu smartphone will sell at Rs.37000 in India which is almost Rs.65,000 in markets like Pakistan.
Ubuntu Phones Release Date, Price and Specs 2014 Reviewed by Adnan Malik on 11:46 PM Rating: 5

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