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Re: Ubuntu at MWC in Barcelona


The impression that I got was that the reason that the phones had been 
abandoned was because of the version of Android that was supported on the 
devices and therefore the kernel version it can run and the drivers that 
are available? As no-one is going to add support for newer Android versions 
and kernels, the phone is dead. Is that incorrect? 

Likewise the Fairphone 2 only supports Android 5, so is just as dead and 
will never support snaps or a snap based image. Is this not the case? This 
is certainly the impression that I have. 

Finally reading the big push that Canonical is giving the Fairphone 2, 
something not seen since the first phones launch, one can only conclude 
that this is the way forward and the reason for the silence. There will be 
no further phones or any other official or specific devices. Any future 
phones will be community ports to existing devices. Am I the only one 
getting that impression? 


On Friday, 24 February 2017 21:14:28 GMT, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> On Fri, 2017-02-24 at 21:37 +0100, Matthias Apitz wrote:
>> Why Canonical is not supporting the existing BQ E4.5 and E5 devices
>> with
>> a new officially supported image and why you leave us alone (apart of
>> security updates)
>> and without any visible upgrade path, not even to a new hardware?
> This is not something I am able to answer.

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