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First impression of Ubuntu touch

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23rd February 2013, 01:24 PM   |  #1  
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Yes yes yes there is a version for Verizon gs3 available in case you have not seen.

I would have brought along some screen shots....but I don't think Ubuntu would let me :/

Anyways


I know my opinion is irrelevant because you guys do not care and the build is currently the definition of " Not a daily driver"

However,

One can still understand the flow and mechanics of the layout.


I use my phone for everything. Quickly moving from one app to another.

In this sense, Ubuntu flows like a river in how to navigate through the apps and home pages. Everything was smooth and no lag any where.

I did find a draw back to the easy access though.
Because of all the swipes in different locations at different times and the multiple spots to pull down different sections of the notification bar, you find your self
Being as clumsy as a new born giraffe while navigating.

Also, because hard ware keys are broken. I found my self somewhere but lost. It would take me a minute to get where I needed to go only because I just didn't know how to get there haha

Coming from touch wiz and an AOSP ROM here and there... Ubuntu almost seems childish?

The layout makes me feel like an old man picking up a smart phone for the first time.

The colors and theme remind me of a day care.

Haha I know all of this is purely theme as not everyone will be happy with it.


But the idea and creativity into this is purely AMAZING.

One of the most refreshing (ROM?) I have used.

I will be coming back when it is daily qualified and might even think that day would be donation worthy


Side notes:

If you are thinking about flashing. DO it.
It was fun until I realized there is no WiFi or network.

Most Apps open but don't work

No settings?

Can't turn screen off?

Lock screen was only a picture I believe?
Did not seem to be interactive yet.


random contacts and media in there. I believe it was for the demo purposes only.

But get
Hey, after one day of release. Phantom already had it out.

Seriously put a smile on my face.

Let me know what you guys think.


Try not to be a dick on this forum.
If after reading this and you just absolutely hate me, PM me about it instead.





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23rd February 2013, 06:40 PM   |  #2  
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Re: First impression of Ubuntu touch
Is it available for Verizon GS3. Can you please provide the link.

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Is it available for Verizon GS3. Can you please provide the link.

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I'd love to provide the link. But I am sure it is against the rules somewhere to share links to other peoples work whom do not have it posted on xda.


It is available at roots wiki for the Verizon galaxy s3.

Sorry guys :/

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Isn't it based on CM? Thought I read that on Twitter. Pretty cool for them.

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Isn't it based on CM? Thought I read that on Twitter. Pretty cool for them.

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I believe so. The file clearly has cm in the name Haha so it would make sense

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It's not based on CM, from what I understand it requires that to be installed first to get this booting on our phones. The CM file is only about 50mb.
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It's not based on CM, from what I understand it requires that to be installed first to get this booting on our phones. The CM file is only about 50mb.

Yeah well it is a two part flash kind of lay out. And I believe that xda wrote an article about this.

Check the portal and read what they had to say.

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It's definitely different and original, which I like. Hard to get a real feel for it since it's basically a non-working demo at this point. Lots of swiping all over the place to do everything. But it looks pretty clean and has some cool features like the favorite apps bar and easy app switching/multitasking.
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for people asking about the link, it is on rootzwiki forum.
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Saw an article on this and knew it would be posted about here. Not ready to try it out myself just yet. But I do like the idea and will be watching. Unfortunate that they put out a semi-functional build with flaws such as these but it's understandable.

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