News: Mark Shuttleworth Demos Ubuntu Phone 2013

Mark Shuttleworth Demos Ubuntu Phone 2013In a video released over the New Year, Mark Shuttleworth demos the new Ubuntu Phone operating system.

In a glossy, well produced (if slightly long 8mins 37secs), Canonical founder and CTO Mark Shuttleworth talks us through Ubuntu Phone, a product he hopes will challenge Ios, Android and now Tizen in the mobile market.

We wait to see how this new entrant goes down at the CES Show in Las Vegas.

Some of the key features:
  • Ubuntu distilled from TV and desktop
  • 'Welcome screen' not lock screen
  • One-handed operation using all four screen edges
  • Full swipe gesture control
  • Bottom edge for show/hide buttons
  • Show Unity Dash any time using left swipe
  • Go to previous app using right swipe
  • Full customisation of home screen
  • Ubuntu Software Centre for mobile apps
  • UbuntuOne cloud storage built in.
  • Native Apps built in QT framework
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