Jono Bacon video demoes Ubuntu for phones at CES 2013
CES 2013's second day is in happening today, January 9th 2013, IT-related event that houses a wide and diverse amount of developers, companies, teams, projects, etc, gathering allowing interested persons to digest the latest technology trends and directions.
Just-days later after the public announcement of Ubuntu for phones, a solid Canonical team (including names like Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical CEO Jane Silber, as well as versed engineers and designers) is present at CES 2013, sharing in-depth informations about the Ubuntu phone OS.
In the below Youtube clip, Jono Bacon demoes Ubuntu for phones via a clear explanatory approach, pushing the viewer towards a step-by-step journey into the fanciness of the innovative phone OS.
Similarly to the Ubuntu desktop, the launcher plays an important role on managing, launching and grouping commonly-used applications, functionality influenced (per-user-preference) by its show/hide behavior.
A definitely interesting aspect of the phone OS is its launcher's enabled auto-hide behavior, meaning, as seen in the video, dragging (summoning) the launcher on the screen, keeps the launcher on the screen for a couple of seconds, if the user doesn't perform additional actions (such as pressing on it), the launcher auto-hides.
Furthermore, it seems that the launcher features an interesting elastic dealing-with-icons behavior, allowing the user to immediately scroll through its contained applications, essentially, the launcher can be fully held & dragged.
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