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Will Ubuntu be available to download later in the year for current Android handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and current tablets like the Nexus 7.
 
all the images and videos show the phone in portrait mode. Does the UI adapt to the wider screen size on landscape mode? Or more importantly, does it have a landscape mode?
 
I second +Marcus Winchester question and would like to know what other handsets could be supported, looks like from the specs we might be able to use old android phones :)
 
I'd expect phones with at least 1gb Ram and above should run it fine so high spec 2012/2013 phones will definitely have the specs needed to run Ubuntu.
 
If Ubuntu does get onto old handsets, it may well knock Cyanogenmod off the podium. I have not rooted my phone but if I can try ubuntu out for the first time, I'd love to be able to do so on my handset
 
System requirements for Ubuntu phones unveiled. Entry Level Ubuntu Smartphone
CPU: 1Ghz Cortex A9
RAM: 512MB – 1GB
Flash storage: 4-8GB eMMC + SD
Multi Touch Enabled

High End Ubuntu Super Phone
CPU: 1Ghz Cortex A9
RAM: 512MB – 1GB
Flash storage: 4-8GB eMMC + SD
Multi Touch Enabled
Desktop convergence

 
The desktop convergence is really quite interesting, especially as there'll apparently be an x86-powered version of the device. You can hook up an android or iOS device to a monitor, obviously, but an x86 Ubuntu phone would literally be a true desktop replacement for most things.

Edit: I bet it'll be cheaper than most flagship phones, too-Ubuntu hardware is typically a great deal cheaper.
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