Ubuntu Edge announced, dual-boots Android & Ubuntu Touch

Canonical seeks $32 million on Indiegogo to build it

Canonical has announced the first Ubuntu smartphone. Dubbed as Ubuntu Edge, the phone is a very interesting piece of device. Almost everything about the phone is something that you don’t normally see.Ubuntu Edge

First, Canonical wants to raise $32 million (21.5 million pounds) on Indiegogo to build this smartphone. Yes, you read it right. The company is asking prospective consumers to put in money for it to make an Ubuntu phone and it is hoping to do it in 31 days.  At the time of writing this post, it had already raised over $160,000.

“In the car industry, Formula 1 provides a commercial testbed for cutting-edge technologies. The Ubuntu Edge project aims to do the same for the mobile phone industry — to provide a low-volume, high-technology platform, crowdfunded by enthusiasts and mobile computing professionals,” Canonical writes in Indiegogo listing.

You can put in $600 today to reserve an Ubuntu Edge unit for yourself, which will otherwise cost $830 starting tomorrow. For so much money, you will get a 4.5-inch display totting smartphone that can run on both Ubuntu Touch and Android and packs 128GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and LTE support. The phone goes on sale in May 2014.

Here is a look at the currently revealed features of Ubuntu Edge:

  • Dual boot Ubuntu mobile OS and Android
  • Fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked
  • Fastest multi-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage
  • 4.5in 1,280 x 720 HD sapphire crystal display
  • 8MP low-light rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • Dual-LTE, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, NFC
  • GPS, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometer
  • Stereo speakers with HD audio, dual-mic recording, Active Noise Cancellation
  • MHL connector, 3.5mm jack
  • Silicon-anode Li-Ion battery
  • 64 x 9 x 124mm

  • Elson

    Its too cool about technology but it is always the marketing strategy, and especially pricing strategies by the way if you guys try to cover in too Asia region ??

  • Ahmed Faiz

    cutting edge technology would love to fund it, if i can make a long time investment on my next phone! would be interesting to hold a hardware which is way ahead of time. need more projects like this for new horizon of latest and bold cutting edge tech of future.

  • ms.com

    I will fund if the price be revised to about $200

    • Geovanny Amador

      Fastest multi-core CPU , quad maybe

    • poxitee

      lol, do you think Samsung will ever sell their S4 for $200? $600 is perfectly reasonable price for a phone with this specs

  • Karan Dhamele

    processor ??

  • Clint Siebert

    I really want this to succeed.