Former Ubuntu Phone Insider Shares His Thoughts on Why the Project Failed

Simon Raffeiner worked on the Ubuntu Touch operating system since its official announcement back in 2013, believing in the project’s goals and objectives. He worked for about three years, up until mid-2016, on various Ubuntu Phone-related things, including but not limited to Click apps, bug reports, and tutorials for others to start hacking on Ubuntu Touch. Now, a year after he left Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system and the Ubuntu Phone dream behind, the Ubuntu Phone Insider talks in a lengthy article about why he thinks the project failed and what others can learn from this failure. He also explains some of the challenges that Ubuntu Phone team faced and where they could have done better.