Ubuntu launches on mobile – but without some key elements

Ubuntu “Saucy Salamander” 13.10 may be the first properly mobile-friendly version of the distro, but there are usability issues, an app shortage and — as yet — no ability to make it run like desktop Ubuntu when hooked up to an HDMI monitor.

FWIW, the Ubuntu Edge has become a crowdfunding record-breaker

Canonical’s hybrid mobile-PC concept device has overtaken the Pebble smartwatch’s $10.27 million haul to become the biggest crowdfunding pledge recipient. The Edge campaign will probably still fail, but at least Canonical’s idea has received validation.