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Jan
26
2015

Ubuntu Phone Specs:

Ubuntu Phone

From Canonical: We are confident and excited to be partnering with Spanish mobile device manufacturers bq for the Ubuntu phone. bq is dedicated to designing and manufacturing multimedia devices. It’s six directors only formed seven years ago where they met as telecommunications students who would repair computers in their spare time. Today it’s one of the top-selling tablet, e-reader and smartphone brands within Spain that is continually spearheading innovation notably with their entry into 3D printing and robotic kits. The company developed the DIY: My First Robotics Kit in an attempt to demystify technology by stimulating kids to start building their own robotic models. And their entry into 3D printing with bq Witbox has been commercially impressive where they’ve recruited leading professionals from Spain’s printing and robotic sectors.

A strong innovative brand who operates in Europe with over 600 staff. With mobile, in 2013 bq shipped almost 1.5 million devices and in less than a year has become Spain’s second biggest seller of unlocked smartphones. The Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu edition will be available in Europe and can be purchased soon via the bq site.

Screen
4.5″ qHD (960×540)

Camera
5MP Fixed Focus+13MP Autofocus
Dual Flash

SIM
Dual micro sim

Battery
2150mAh

Connectivity
GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/HSPA+

CPU
Quad A7/1.3GHz

RAM
1GB

Sensors
Gyroscope, Proximity, Light

Jan
13
2015

Ubuntu Phone Details

First details of the Ubuntu Phone emerge from Canonical:

Ubuntu PhoneThe user experience for smartphones has revolved around apps and its icon grid since the very first iPhone. Key mobile services on iOS and Android are delivered via apps in a fragmented manner and controlled by platform owners such as Google, Apple and Microsoft, which has put OEMs and Operators into a secondary role.

Users deserve a richer, faster and unfragmented experience built around the things they do most on their devices.

With the Ubuntu phone we are moving away from the app grid towards integrated content and services. And we do this by providing a user experience that is centered on bringing the key mobile digital life services directly to the screen, which at the heart we call ‘scopes.’

Scopes are a way of delivering unified experiences for various service categories, front and centre to the user, without hiding them behind a sea of apps and app icons. They are created via a simple UI toolkit with much lower development and maintenance costs than apps. There are two types of scopes – aggregation and branded.

Aggregation scopes define the device’s default experience and what makes Ubuntu phones valuable to end users. They allow OEMs and Operators to create a user experience that is unique to their devices such as the NearBy scope that aggregates local services centered around what you’re doing. We’ll go into more detail on the other aggregated scopes in an upcoming Phone Glimpse mailer.

Branded scopes are app like experiences delivered directly to the screen, fully branded. Discoverable through the default store, from a feed in an aggregation scope, or as a favourited default screen. A faster way for developers to build a rich and easier to access branded experience on a device.

Aug
29
2014

Full Circle #88 is out NOW!

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Minimal Ubuntu Install, LibreOffice, and GRUB2.
* Graphics : Blender and Inkscape.
* Linux Labs: Ripping DVDs with Handdrake, and Compiling a Kernel
* Arduino
plus: Q&A, Security, Ubuntu Games, and soooo much more.

ALSO: Don’t forget to search for ‘full circle magazine’ on Google Play/Books.

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-88/

 

Jun
8
2014

Full Circle Podcast Episode 41, Trusted To Fail!!

Full Circle Podcast Episode 41, Trusted To Fail!!

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Welcome to our new format show, there are several changes from the previous format, the most important being we are now recording together at the Blackpool Makerspace in the office.  This Episode we Test Ubuntu 14.04, Review of Official Ubuntu Server Book.

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Running Time: 1hr 00mins 49seconds

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May
30
2014

Full Circle #85 hits the streets…

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and GRUB2 Pt.1.
* Graphics : Blender and Inkscape.
* Review: Ubuntu 14.04
* Security Q&A
* What Is: CryptoCurrency
* Open Source Design
* NEW! - Arduino
plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, and a competition to win a Humble Bundle!

Apr
25
2014

Full Circle #84 – Making Apple Useful!

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Python, Establish An OpenVPN Connection, and Put Ubuntu On A Mac.
* Graphics : Blender and Inkscape.
* Review: Arduino Starter Kit
* Security Q&A
* What Is: CryptoCurrency
* NEW! – Open Source Design
plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, and another competition!

Get it while it’s hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-84/

Mar
28
2014

Full Circle #83 is here to make you feel guilty about your spending.

Full Circle
Issue #83

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our eighty-third issue.

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Backup In Ubuntu, LibreOffice, and MultiSystem.
* Graphics : GIMP G’MIC and Inkscape.
* Review: HomeBank
* Security Q&A
* What Is: CryptoCurrency
* NEW! - Open Source Design
plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, and a competition!

Get it while it’s hot!
http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-83/
Dec
27
2013

Full Circle #80 is released into the wild

That’s right folks. The last issue (of 2013) is OUT!

 

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and Use VLM.
* Graphics : JPG>PDF, and Inkscape.
* Review: USB Microscope
plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Software Showdown, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and soooo much more!

Get it while it’s hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-80/

 

Oct
30
2013

Full Circle Podcast Episode 37, The Sausage Roll Kickstarter

Full Circle Podcast Episode 37, The Sausage Roll Kickstarter

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Welcome back to our first studio show since our series of event specials earlier in the year, in this episode we discuss the Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign – Success of Failure? a review of the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone, Oggcamp 13 preparations and Ubuntu 13.08 UDS

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Running Time: 1hr 05mins 25seconds

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