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Interesting. Have just gone for a rival phone (iPhone), but am looking at moving over to the Ubuntu phone in the long term.
The other is completely open source.
That's one of the primary reasons I'd pick an Ubuntu phone.
Why should I go through the hassle of rooting a phone to get SSH access to a shell environment?
Why can't I mess around with system files, set up my own bash and Python scripts?
In the end a smartphone is just a small PC with GSM capabilities so why should we treat them any differently to a desktop PC where you can load any OS you like and you determine the level of security and customization?
However I want a decent platform and the screen is a big let down.
380cd/m2 is practically unusable outdoors and 240ppi is nothing to write home about either.
Other than that, not too shabby.
Maybe the next version will be worth buying.