Ubuntu Edge : Smartphone and Desktop PC combined in one


The Ubuntu Edge is the next generation of personal computing: smartphone and desktop PC in one state-of-the-art device. It’s a smartphone which runs on both Ubuntu Mobile OS and android and has the capability to replace your desktop .


 The Ubuntu Edge is now in a prototype stage . This beautifully crafted smartphone can convert into a full fledged Desktop PC just by plugging the device into any monitor . Once the device is connected to a monitor the Ubuntu Edge transforms into an Ubuntu PC, with a fully integrated desktop OS and shared access to all files .

 Perhaps we can best name the device as a superphone , a new breed of hybrid smartphones in the making .



 The Ubuntu Edge 4.5 Inch(1280*720p) HD display , protected by pure sapphire crystal , a material so hard only a diamond could scratch it . The smartphone will have a 8MP low-light rear facing camera for taking videos and pictures and a 2MP front faced camera for video calling an other functions .

 The device is in a prototype stage and is taking the support of crowd funding through Indiegogo.com to fund the production of the device . At this point of time the hardware of the smartphone is not fixed . Ubuntu has decided to go with the fastest available multi-core processor with 4GB of RAM and a massive 128GB SSD storage for delivering the best performance possible . The Ubuntu Edge will be powered by a battery based on silicon-anode technology .


 For connectivity the Ubuntu edge will come with a HDMI outpoot to hook onto HDMI enabled Monitors . The smartphone will have a dual-LTE chip to provide fastest 4G access even on the move . It will also have support for dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, NFC .

  The Ubuntu Edge will Dual boot both Ubuntu mobile OS and android , and convert into a fully integrated desktop PC . Check out the interface of the Ubuntu edge below .

 The Ubuntu Edge has a beautiful home screen . You can navigate by swiping over the edge of the screen . Favorite apps can be opened on the left edge . The device does not has use of any buttons .


Technical specifications 

  • Dual boot Ubuntu mobile OS and Android
  • Fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked
  • Fastest multi-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage
  • 4.5in 1,280 x 720 HD sapphire crystal display
  • 8mp low-light rear camera, 2mp front camera
  • Dual-LTE, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, NFC
  • GPS, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometer
  • Stereo speakers with HD audio, dual-mic recording, Active Noise Cancellation
  • MHL connector, 3.5mm jack
  • Silicon-anode Li-Ion battery
  • 64 x 9 x 124mm


 The device is expected to be sold at a price of $600 when launched .

 Right now the device is being developed by Ubuntu . Ubuntu has taken the help of Indiegogo.com for crowd funding the development of the smartphone . All the funding received will directly go towards the production of the device which is expected to be available by may 2014 .

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