Ubuntu Edge Sets Crowdfunding Record

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Posted 3 years ago

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$10.5 million was raised by more than 22,500 people on the IndieGogo crowdfunding site, for an Ubuntu-powered smartphone.

$21.5 million still needs to be raised to meet the goal of $32 million to make the project happen.

Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, stated in a video “Since we’re working with industry already, and since millions of you have are passionate about the latest and greatest phone technology — software and hardware — we’re in a perfect position to change the way innovation comes to the mobile industry,”

The phone will have a 4.5 inch display, and a mostly metal body.

“Ubuntu will arrive on mid and high level phones in mid 2014, right on schedule,” Shuttleworth said.

Well, just as long as the fundraising goal is met.

Charles Herrion

 

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