Unity 8 and Ubuntu Phone already have official defenders

Unity 8 and Scopes.

It has taken a few hours, but in the end, the brave men in defense of Unity 8 and Ubuntu Phone have made themselves known. One of them is an old acquaintance and supported at the time by Canonical, Marius Gripsgård, and another is somewhat unknown, Ioannis Salatas, but surely we will meet in time.

These "brave" have come out in their social networks supporting the projects and stating that during the next months they will carry the projects so that the end users do not have problems in having these Ubuntu products.

Marius Gripsgård has been clear after receiving the announcement of Unity 8 and Ubuntu Touch. He will go ahead with the UBPorts project, keeping the project as much as he can until he can't. This means that devices with Ubuntu Phone will not be in a short time range, but there will be Android models that receive Ubuntu Phone almost officially.

Ubuntu Phone will continue beyond 2018

However, What will happen to Unity 8? We know little about this desk, but we do know that a user already called Ioannis Salatas has contracted the domain «Unity8.org», a domain that will contain a fork of Unity 8 that will make it possible for users who want to have this desktop on their ubuntu to have it, not to forget that other Gnu / Linux distributions can benefit from this advance as happened with MATE or Cinnamon.

The truth is that few users know Ioannis Solatas, although some point to a developer named John Salatas who could be in charge of this new fork that will include the future Ubuntu project.

We can't bet much on the future of Unity 8, but if it is true that UBPorts already has enough good results and we can say that there is no doubt in the continuity of Ubuntu Phone. However What will be the future of Unity 8?

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  1.   Federico Garcia said

    Well, how sad about the phone. Love it. And he was willing to buy another as soon as a more powerful one came out. Then we complain that there is no offer. To die to Google.

  2.   angel manuel villanueva said

    At last ?

  3.   Levi Gonzalez said

    I liked unity

  4.   Jorge Aguilera said

    I like Unity!

  5.   Enrique de Diego said

    Unity could be a good environment if it allowed more customization.
    The problem is that this environment very much delimits the work area by the task and app bars. If you hide it, the sensitivity is bad and does not appear. With how easy it would be for the windows to overlap this which dock ...

    It is an environment that at the Tablet level is very good, on a computer with great statistics it is very poor and can be quite limiting, requiring KDE or Gnome 3.2 (3 took a very big step back when removing the gnome addons). look).
    To taste the colors, but Unity was quite tedious and annoying in operation, both due to its resources consumed and the computers that use it (low-power and performance computers encounter bad experiences and high-performance computers that are capable of hosting this and they don't find "potential" in having it).
    EYE! That Ubuntu in Smartphones was very well oriented but ... It does not have support and market of apps for it like Android.
    I have a BQ Aquaris that allows you to have this and Android, but "ñé" ... I end up using Android for everything (WhatsApp and games) and Ubuntu Phone is poor with Facebook or the WhatsApp competition: Telegram.

    They should follow the project and try to do what would be top: Connect your device to a PC / Screen and have your smartphone show up as a desktop environment.
    Mobile phones are more and more powerful and I would be pleased with an agreement with Google that Android is compatible with Ubuntu in this orientation and it would be nothing but nothing bad to work with your mobile in a desktop environment after connecting it to a TV, PC or Monitor / Screen The mobile device being a "keyboard and mouse" with Android, the smartphone as hardware and the monitor as a plasma of the system environment with Ubuntu.

  6.   jordi sarmiento said

    Hi I wanted to ask you how to install the unity8 fork? I already download the repositories but I don't know how to install them and can it also be installed on debian?

  7.   jordi sarmiento said

    Hi I wanted to ask you how do I install the unity8 fork? I already download the repositories but I don't know how to install them and can it be installed on debian?