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Re: Ubuntu at MWC in Barcelona
Rodney Dawes <rodney.dawes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, ubuntu-phone <ubuntu-phone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Paul Tait <paultait22@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:37:31 +0000
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[Ubuntu-phone] 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
>> 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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