There has been no last minute surprises. The ambitious project with Canonical for Ubuntu Edge has failed because not have gotten the $ 32 million required to carry out the manufacture of a device filled with possibilities and doubts. He has not even reached half the money, though little has been lacking.
In total, Canonical has gotten contributions amounting to $ 12,812,776 , which makes this campaign crowfunding by the most successful Internet history, although all the money will have to be returned (in the next five business days, advertised). And, as we note from the beginning, was a gamble all or nothing, and it was nothing.
recap, the funding announcement Edge Ubuntu and strangers surprised by the ambition of the sum. He started strongly, it is true, but half way and looked around as mission impossible. Just 48 hours before the end of the campaign, triumph and failure go hand in hand.
What will happen now? Canonical will surrender? Did you retry the hand of a manufacturer? The interest of many people in Ubuntu Edge has been clear, even though the funding does not reach its target. What do you think?