Ubuntu Smartphone seems doomed to fail
The Ubuntu Smartphone “edge” should be an alternative to the likes of Samsung and Apple in the mobile market: But the funding via crowd funding has failed. $ 32 million were planned for the Linux smartphone (Ubuntu Smartphone seems doomed to fail). In the end, only 12.8 million U.S. dollars ended up in the collection bag of Ubuntu maker Canonical. Consequently for Canonical and the crowd funding platform Indiegogo a strange situation: the smartphone Ubuntu Edge has indeed broken the donation record of the side that has so far by the medical Scanner Scanadu Scout was held. And the Pebble SmartWatch, with 10.2 million U.S. dollars for a long time, the overall successful crowd funding project on Kickstarter was outdated. However, the Ubuntu Edge will not appear: the production of smartphones should start only when the required $ 32 million together. It looked so good at the beginning. Around one million dollars per day were needed, within the first 24 hours counted the dollar clock on $ 3,450,000 high.The first week ended with $ 7.07 million, but almost half of it on the first day.
The future of Ubuntu Smartphone Edge is open
The ambitious project will get stuck at 18 to 22 million, suggests analyst , also in mind that some crowd funding projects at the end record once again ride. We completely pulped Canonical Edge idea certainly not the reaction is without the necessary budget but much harder. filings: Canonical has asked its future customers for an advance for the production of your own Ubuntu smartphones.Canonical wants 32 million over the crowd funding site Indiegogo get together. Who is supporting the project with a predetermined minimum amount in return gets a the first 40,000 copies of the smartphone, do you mean “Ubuntu Edge.” the bill seems to be the balance after 24 hours is not very impressive: There are already nearly 3.3 million dollars come together, more than 10 percent of the required total. Even after five hours of the first million was in cash, an absolute record at Indiegogo. However, Canonical has very cleverly staged the run on the first day. Approximately $ 800 will cost the smartphone when it comes to market. Admitting money on the very first day which is $ 600 with it. All others may support the project with a sum of 830 dollars.