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Seems it is picking up speed again. If they could keep the price below 700$ for everyone, I think it might even go through, but then they'd probably go bankrupt.

As a side-note, it's insane that raising $32 million with crowdfunding actually does not seem that impossible anymore.




For hardware, it's just a matter of value in the user's eye and the risk of failure. Such offer have the most chance to succed and there isn't much risk in the first place.

I see a high value in a unix Os with a very low barrier to write native apps. IOs is a completely closed ecosystem on even has to pay to put a feet in. Android has the cost of java vm overhead and programming overhead. Eclipse makes me sick. Qt creator is much more efficient and productive.

With the possibility to hook a big screen to the device (hopefully a plug&play operation) we could directly program and fiddle with the phone. Though I think we will still need the power of a big cpu to speed up development process.

Hopefully, with the Os, we'll be able to program with our preferred language and use C compiled with Clang when we'll want the most efficient one.

This could be a little revolution and what I'm looking forward with this Ubuntu phone Os.

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It's still a bummer that you're limited to basically C++ or QML (a weird hybrid of css and javascript). Why no mobile OSes offer true language choice is a mystery to me.

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What do you mean by "limited to c++"? If you can run c++ apps, that means you can write a short wrapper to any language / environment you want and use that for the app itself.

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