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Ubuntu Touch For Phones Hits RTM, First Phones Coming This Year 132

Posted by Soulskill
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An anonymous reader writes: In early 2013, Canonical showed the world Ubuntu Touch, a version of Ubuntu developed specifically for smartphones. Now, the mobile operating system has finally reached "release to manufacturing" status. (Here's the release announcement.) The first phone running Ubuntu Touch, the Meizu MX4, will start shipping in December. "Details are scarce on its hardware, but a leak from iGeek suggests the Pro variant may have a Samsung Exynos 5430 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 2560x1536 resolution screen. ... This more powerful hardware is good news if true, and it bodes well for Ubuntu's vision of computing convergence." Softpedia has a preview of the RTM version of the OS. They say performance has improved significantly, even on old phones, and that the UI has been polished into a much better state.

Comment: Re:Ars Technica speculates? (Score 5, Informative) 208

by kthreadd (#48009895) Attached to: Apple Yet To Push Patch For "Shellshock" Bug

What are you talking about? It is completely factual and a valid point. Apple currently bundles 3.2.51, which is licensed under GPLv2. The patched version of bash is the new 4.3.25, which is licensed using GPLv3. Including it would change the license they are using, which I imagine takes some consideration.

Here are patches for Bash 3.2:

https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/b...
https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/b...

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