Community is the most important factor that determines the success of a tech product nowadays and Canonical knows how to take care of the Ubuntu community. The user is very important to Canonical, without the user it is nothing.
And to show the people how much Ubuntu cares about their opinions, a ten minute survey is made available by Vision Mobile asking the normal users how they like the Ubuntu operating system for phones so far.
This 7th Developer Economics survey is a very good opportunity for app developers to be heard regarding the top app developer issue how Ubuntu continuously strives to make development as efficient as possible.
Ubuntu-powered phones will ship this year from two manufacturers: BQ in Spain and Meizu in China. There are many details about the Ubuntu smartphone price going around on different technical blogs,but they remain rumors as there is not an official announcement made by Canonical yet.
And to show how much I love Ubuntu, I am saving some money to buy an Ubuntu smartphone. It is not that easy to save money for me because I am a student, but I want an Ubuntu-powered phone at any cost.
In an interview for the Inquirer Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth revealed more about the upcoming linux devices,saying that Ubuntu mobile phones will cost between $200 and $400, but these are only guidance prices the company is offering to the device makers, they will set the final prices at the end.
Ubuntu Touch is a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system developed by Canonical UK Ltd. and Ubuntu Community. It is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
Mark Shuttleworth announced, 31 October 2011, that by Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu will support smartphones, tablets, TVs and smart screens.
The Ubuntu platform for phones was unveiled on, 2 January 2013.The Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview was released on 21 February 2013.
Canonical released Ubuntu Touch 1.0, the first developer/partner version on 17 October 2013, along with Ubuntu 13.10 that “primarily supports the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 phones, though there are images available for other phones and tablets”, and aims to release a full version on 17 April 2014, along with Ubuntu 14.04. A preview version of the software is available for installation on certain additional Android handsets including the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition as a Developer Preview as of 21 February 2013. Developers have access to all of the source code under a license allowing modification and redistribution of the software.
Although this is a survey with the main focus on mobile developers, it does not cost you anything to spend 600 seconds of your life on something that is very important for the Ubuntu community and Canonical.
A very good motivation to complete the survey is the chance to win some fantastic prizes, including an iPhone 5s, a Galaxy S5, a Sphero, a Lego Mindstorm robot, a Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Ki, a Das Keyboard – and more!
If you like to complete the 10-minute survey now click here. The result will be available for download on July 2014.
Don’t miss out the chance to win an iPhone 5s!