Ubuntu for phones hands-on with Mark Shuttleworth
We and people from across the Earth know Ubuntu's values and functionalities, we appreciate its speed, solid-as-a-rock experience, enhanced security and polished look.
Yet, how would Ubuntu look on a phone?
Filled-with-icons launcher, notification-aware home screen, indicators, ability to navigate between opened applications, etc, have been already implemented into Ubuntu for phones, basically, the regular Ubuntu has been incarnated into a phone form-factor with a redesigned phone-wise interface.
In the below clip, Mark Shuttleworth demoes Ubuntu for phones, furthermore, explaining its abilities and strengths via a hands-on approach, allowing the user to properly observe commonly used actions (including swiping gestures, image galleries, managing sound, render-as-you-drag contextual menus, etc).
Furthermore, Ubuntu for phones (although in its beginnings) comes with relevant functionalities, such as enabled camera; as seen in the clip, hitting the camera button, opens it, thus being able (via a clean interface) to take pictures/videos.
- Mark Shuttleworth: "It's been three years of work getting Ubuntu distilled down for mobile devices"
- Mark Shuttleworth about Ubuntu for phones: "We knew that coming to market, five years after the iPhone, we needed to raise the bar in terms of sophistication, but also ease of use"
- Mark Shuttleworth: "That same application can give me a phone face here and a desktop face on the desktop" (CES 2013)
- Mark Shuttleworth about Ubuntu for phones: "We have a new build of this, like as of tonight, that's even snappier" (CES 2013)
- Mark Shuttleworth video demoes Ubuntu for phones at CES 2013