Ubuntu Edge smartphone seeks $32m of crowdfunded cash
Canonical is seeking to raise $32 million within the next 30 days to produce 40,000 devices and they have begun offering a version of its system which can be run on a limited number of Android devices in February 2013 and does not charge for the download. If Canonical manages to reach their target they will use Indiegogo to deliver the phones to qualifying backers by May 2014. This project is a pure competitor to the Pebble SmartWatch.
Linux-based Ubuntu is different to other smartphone operating systems because it can run the same desktop applications as a PC installed with its software. Programs look like a standard mobile app when the handset is being used as a standalone device, and then change their user interfaces to that of a desktop application when the phone is docked with a monitor as said by source.
Ubuntu Edge would be made by an Asian manufacturer which already made handsets for other firms but declined to name the company as of now. It will be declared later and we will be sure to come up with an update.