Reaction to Ubuntu Phone Announcement
January 2, 2013 2 Comments
My first reaction is a very positive one. I welcome a new perspective to the mobile market. It’s a cool concept to have the same underlying OS on your phone, desktop, and server. The actual product is about a year from being in consumer hands. But the announcement now means that developers can create apps, handset manufacturers can build phones, carriers can make deals to bring them on their networks, etc. It’s good to have this discussion going.
I’m disappointed with all the negativity on reddit surrounding the announcement. Yes, the project’s not done yet. It’s not ready to ship. It might not be successful. It may not get enough compelling apps. Why be negative? It’s a new year, a new product, a new beginning. Let’s voice our support now. If it fails, it fails, and we can move on to another project. But let’s give this an honest effort and aim for success.
Ubuntu Phone, I’ll vocally support your development starting today. I may not be able to contribute apps but I may buy you when you’re released.