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Re: Some basic ideas for Ubuntu TV.


On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 4:09 PM, Ian Nicholson <ian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 11/28/2011 04:54 PM, Thomas Mashos wrote:
>> To the point of "Family of products working together". Please don't make
>> added functionality come from owning other Ubuntu branded devices. Make an
>> Android app, IOS app, Windows app, OSX app, etc. If I wanted to have vendor
>> lock in I would own Apple devices.
> I'm going to respond to this because I think it's referencing my post,
> apologies if I'm incorrect:
> I'm just assuming that since we control the Ubuntu-TV, Ubuntu-Phone, and
> Ubuntu-Tablet projects, we're going to be able to make everything play
> really nicely together, which I doubt will be as easy if you're trying to
> use IOS/Android.  I didn't intend to imply intentional vendor lock-in, just
> that the Ubuntu products would be so awesome that of course everyone would
> want them whenever possible. ;)
> There is, however, the reality that it may not be realistic to have TV apps
> for Linux/Android/Windows/WindowsMobile7/IOS/OSX, and someone may need to
> prioritize on just a few platforms.  If that's the case, then I think
> there's probably consensus that linux should be one of the ones we focus on.
> This entire discussion is pointless at this juncture, I'm aware, since no
> one has actually written any code yet.
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If you have used XBMC and their Android app you would know that it is
pretty amazing. I'm thinking much of the same functionality could be
achieved with Ubuntu TV the same way.

You could even do logins that way if you really really wanted to. :/

Thomas Mashos