Ubuntu Edge

Ubuntu Edge is the first smartphone from british company Canonical featuring both Ubuntu Phone OS and Android OS. The company is seeking $32 million in a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to bring Edge to reality. The campaign will end on August 21st and intends to produce 40,000 units. The Ubuntu Edge will feature a 4.5-inch HD display with scratch resistant Sapphire crystal glass. It will be powered by fast quad core processor and 4GB RAM. For multimedia, Ubuntu Edge will pack 8 Mega Pixel rear camera and 2 Mega Pixel front facing camera. For connectivity, it will support Bluetooth 4.0, dual band Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, NFC technology, MHL connector to connect Edge to TV/Monitor via HDMI cable and dual LTE connections. For storage, Ubuntu Edge will come with a 128GB built-in memory. In addition to that it will be powered by Silicon-anode Lithium-ion battery.

The Ubuntu Edge will dual boot both the Ubuntu Phone OS and Android, and when docked convert it into a fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC. The full Ubuntu desktop OS runs directly from the phone. The Ubuntu Edge will retail at $600 (£394) and is expected to be delivered to Indiegogo backers in May 2014 if the campaign is successful. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.

Update : Ubuntu Edge misses its crowdfunding goal and was able to raise record breaking $12.8 million from more than 27000 backers.

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