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22nd February 2013, 06:32 PM   |  #1  
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Anyone know if sideloading the Ubuntu Developer Preview would work with CWM on our phone?

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We need to get a working CM build before we can do that. Currently, the N4 and GN builds are using a CM kernel as a base for the Ubuntu Dev preview. Theoretically, we can build something that boots (since we do have a booting CM build) it would lack a ton of things though such as voice and data.

If someone knows a bit more info, feel free to correct me.
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Re: Ubuntu Developer Preview DNA Compatibility
The developer preview is limited in these functionalities anyway as far as I'm aware

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The developer preview is limited in these functionalities anyway as far as I'm aware

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It has no cdma or LTE compatibility as of now. Gsm only. There is an extensive list of known issues. Its pretty sweet though. Got it on my nexus 7.

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I think the dev preview is only for the nexus products for now. They will come out with more support later.
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I think the dev preview is only for the nexus products for now. They will come out with more support later.

They have instructions for porting it to any device.

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to my knowledge the preview doesn't even have mobile data functionality for gsm for now its only wifi, text and calls
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Re: Ubuntu Developer Preview DNA Compatibility
After watching several videos on Ubuntu, I'm both excited to try it, and little confused. In almost all videos, it looks almost exactly like Android. The task bar looks the same, it pulls down the same way, the icons look basically the same.

Don't get me wrong, I love having options, but it doesn't seem to be very unique.

Any thoughts on this?

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After watching several videos on Ubuntu, I'm both excited to try it, and little confused. In almost all videos, it looks almost exactly like Android. The task bar looks the same, it pulls down the same way, the icons look basically the same.

Don't get me wrong, I love having options, but it doesn't seem to be very unique.

Any thoughts on this?

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There are several differences. First of all, the thing you will most readily notice is that there are not button/hardware or otherwise for the ubuntu phone OS, it uses gestures similar to the blackberry 10 OS. In some instances this is better at other times, it is nice to have a button. In the long term, your benefit will be the ability to have a larger screen on a smaller device since you won't have to have a longer device to accomadate the buttons.

From a more technical standpoint, using pure linux removes some of the more contentious parts of android like the use of Java. Some of which may provide a faster user experience on the same hardware if Ubuntu can manage to ditch xorg. You could also, argue that the app availability and scalability of ubuntu is greater than android. In other words, soon you'll be able to walk around with a linux device that you can plug into a monitor and blu-tooth keyboard and have a full fledge desktop all from the same hardware -- Carry one device - access it anywhere and in whatever capacity you need it at that time.
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Put it on my galaxy nexus it's not really all that it is fun to play with but I had problems with calls. DNA is much better but stock android will make this the best device all day. If only it had the front stereo speakers powered by beats this phone would never need to be upgraded

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