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Is the Ubuntu Edge phone doomed?

Today in Open Source: Ubuntu Edge fundraising stalled? Plus: Gnash flash payer stuck, and the state of the Linux desktop

I’d like to say I’m surprised about this, but I’m not. I have not been very optimistic about yet another phone platform being released. Android and iOS have huge marketshare, with Windows Phone coming in a distant third place.

Why do we need yet another mobile phone platform? What exactly does the Ubuntu Edge offer that we don’t already have? Yes, it’s cool that it can dual boot Android and Ubuntu, but how many people are crying out for that feature? Not many, as they fundraising total seems to indicate.