Canonical CEO talks Sapphire, Apple, Future of Mobile, Google
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Gigaom has some very interesting comments from the Canonical co-founder, Mark Shuttleworth. For those unfamiliar with Canonical it is the company behind Ubuntu Linux.
“Apple just snapped up the entire 3-year supply of the same sapphire display we wanted for the Edge,” Shuttleworth said on a conference call. The Edge is referencing “Ubuntu Edge” an attempt at a crowd funding of a mobile phone that failed to meet its target despite raising nearly $13 million.
Shuttleworth had interesting comments on the future of mobile
“The plan has always been to have one device that works like a phone, but also like an Ubuntu desktop if you hook it up to a monitor and keyboard.” Shuttleworth believes in the one device that works like a phone and can be hooked up to a monitor and keyboard plan.
Shuttleworth believes Apple and Google have eyes on similar prize
According to Gigaom he was very quick to point out while Google (GOOG) sold Motorola to Lenovo (LNVGY), it hung onto the division that’s developing a concept called “Project Ara”, where a cellular phone module can be plugged into a variety of other modules. He also notes that Apple (AAPL) is very keen to describe its iPhone chipset as desktop-class.