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Ubuntu Unity In 2013 Will Be All About Mobile: Mark Shuttleworth Swapnil Bharti

sfcrazy (1542989) writes | about 2 years ago

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, has shared his plans for 2013. It was clear from the Nexus 7 initiative that Ubuntu is eventually looking into the mobile space more seriously. Google created the cheap device Ubuntu was looking for wider testing and development. The initial builds of Ubuntu for Nexus 7 also showed that despite popular perception Unity is far from ready for the mobile devices. In fact quite a lot of 'controversial' technologies introduced in Unity don't fit on a mobile devices such as Global Menus or HUD.

So there are many challenges for Mark — redesign Unity for mobile, which may upset users again, get Ubuntu app developers to redesign apps for Ubuntu mobile, get top developers to write apps for Ubuntu... Is it all feasible when companies like RIM or Microsoft are struggling or is Ubuntu becoming a me too company which is not brining anything new to the table and is simply trying to claim a pie?"

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Unity is junk, anyway (1)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | about 2 years ago | (#42393793)

It only goes to show how crappy that "unity" thing is.

Unity - most innovative thing to happen (1)

northar (2801909) | about 2 years ago | (#42394243)

It only goes to show that opinions differ. Unity is the most innovate thing in linuxGUI land for many years, and a step in the right direction for Ubuntu.
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