The Nexus 4 didn’t exactly have the smoothest launch and was riddled by server crashes, fluctuating stock, and just plain miscommunication. Despite all of these mishaps, the sales of this pure Google device continued to soar. Well, at least that’s what we were led to believe by the perpetual “Sold Out” notification and ever slipping shipping dates.
Today, Canonical threw us Android users a bit of a curve ball by announcing Ubuntu for phones. Ubuntu for phones is different than Ubuntu for Android in that it acts as a mobile OS on your phone as well as a desktop OS when docked. This is a bold move considering Canonical doesn’t seem to have the backing of any OEM or carrier, never mind a viable ecosystem to sustain such a move. Being able to launch Ubuntu when docking your Android device is one thing, but erasing Android from the equation entirely is, well… just another hobby for Neckbeards.
We’ve all come to love the adorable little green robot known as bugdroid, but did you know the first proposed mascot more resembled the love child of Rosie the Robot Maid and the Robot from Lost in space? That’s right! Long time Android engineer Dan Morrill was doing some, erm.. winter cleaning, and came across a few relics that could have changed the entire course of Android’s history.
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Happy New Year everyone and welcome to #Android! Depending on our mood — and compatibility with the hashtag — you will see us refer to ourselves as either #Android or Hashtag Android. This is a brand new site built around one man’s affinity for Android and the community that makes it more than simply a mobile operating system.