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Canonical shows off Ubuntu mobile OS on Galaxy Nexus

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As expected, Canonical has unveiled some more details about their upcoming Ubuntu mobile OS, even showing off some features running on a Galaxy Nexus handset. The OS is built on the existing Android kernel and its drivers but will be able to use the "full power of the phone" by not using a Java Virtual Machine. Canonical says the OS supports ARM and x86 architectures, so phone makers ...

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#1
I like it. It is in development mode so there are expected issues of drag and many of the usual bugs. Overall, the videos show a promising mobile OS.

I wonder what this means to Google and Apple. Especially Google.
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#2
What I like is that it doesn't use a virtual machine to load the OS. Even though it could be potentially less "secure" than other android based smartphone OS's.
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Swiping in from the edges of the screen will let users switch apps or use universal search. A quick swipe from the left will bring up a small dock of your most used/favorite apps, while a full swipe from left to right opens a dock showing all your open apps
...Already an app for that in Android...
#4
Wow just when I sold my Galaxy Nexus...

FOH.

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#5
Looks very interesting........
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