The ambitious initiative
Canonical to make Ubuntu Edge, a device that if what is promised, and have some luck, could revolutionize computing segment consumer, could also end up in smoke early . At this time, reaching Ecuador in Indiegogo campaign, the numbers do not accompany .
this week have kept silence information about Edge Ubuntu is not due to the lack of news, it was known almost every day a new detail of the fundraising campaign, which has continued to incorporate different “rewards” to encourage the undecided . Simply overload last week demanded a break. In addition, the news fell like pebbles in a lake, gave two boats and lost.
One of the most successful Ultimate Rewards is having the package is $ 50, which includes recognition as a contributor and a shirt with a design that … well, I could have pimped more. But liking it.
Moreover, the campaign has won a sponsor (the first?), LastPass, the popular password manager. With each gift will Ubuntu Edge one free year of LastPass Premium . As dressing is not bad, but little else. And let no one misunderstand me. LastPass is a great service (I use it myself), but the subscription costs $ 12 a year. I doubt anyone will fall for that.
Canonical would have to do, and I say just for the record, is giving away with every Ubuntu Edge 100 GB of free storage on Ubuntu One support during the time that is given to the device. Now that’s a good idea (and not mine, it gave Mark Shuttleworth in his interview on Reddit, and liked it. To see if applicable).As for Ubuntu
Edge as smartphone is finally unveiled a features comparison chart of the device with the two current heavyweights, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4. You can watch it below.
The question is whether for the device when it launches in spring 2014 these specifications remain the size or not, and it appears so. Moreover, Ubuntu Edge continue highlighting internal storage (128 GB), or RAM (4GB). Not to mention more attractive capacity, to bring the PC in hand.
On this last point, the Ubuntu Edge being all in one device, it would be nice to know for sure if the pileup is really designed to replace the PC, if you could hold a working session of several hours, or end bursting. Because of the fact that … (do not deny the genius of the idea, but I think things like heating or multitasking with full screen applications at resolutions of 1,920 × 1,080 and enter me serious doubts).
But all you’ve read this far worth nothing if Canonical does not reach its goal of raising $ 32 million . Does the feat achieved? Or will everything in the dream of a summer night
The adventure began
flawlessly, getting the first 24 hours over three million dollars. Had he kept that pace, the total would have already done it. However, the number that “makes the score ‘at the time of writing almost exceeds $ 8 million . That is, three days to exhaust half the time , there only a quarter of the money . Also remember that this is a fixed funding campaign, that “only receive funds if it collects at least $ 32 million before the end of term.” The deadline of August 21 .
course, doing the old account, which was 1 million per day-the next dates are craving mission impossible nasty blow to morale for Canonical and Ubuntu Edge deadly lurch. Unless, as in action movies, Tom Cruise appears
know-it Shuttleworth himself has said-that if the final sum Edge Ubuntu estimated over 32 million, it will play the South African businessman putting money missing. What is not known is what will happen if you do not get to meet the 32 million. Shuttleworth also will put the remaining money to keep the accumulated? Presumably it depends on how much is the money remaining. Or maybe not, and takes strictly collective financing model.
said the other day that, personally, I was a little embarrassed that Canonical had resorted to “ask” to fund Ubuntu Edge. I do not underestimate the media impact the campaign has had, or the fact that Canonical, redundant, has made-and will continue to make history in the -crowfunding . But again you have to repeat that feat worth noting the failure to achieve the target set, and ideally had been an agreement with a manufacturer . Who has not been a bad sign, as a bad sign is that the counter-the money, not the time-not more boldly forward.
only remains, then, wait. To see what ace has up his sleeve Canonical, if any. Some analysts suggest that the final amount will be between 18 and 22 million, taking into account the three stages so spend this kind of campaign: the hype initial dead zone in medium and the final push.