Ubuntu Edge project misses $32 million funding target by $20 million

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While Canonical was very optimistic about the Ubuntu Edge project, however the project didn’t meet its funding targets and as such has been momentarily pulled off.

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The Ubuntu Edge crowd funding project missed the $32 million target that was set by almost $20 million. While the project had managed to pull of $12.6 million for a total of 17215 Ubuntu smartphones of the expected 40000 devices, the entire projects will have to be scrapped as the entire target wasn’t reached.

The Ubuntu Edge smartphone had promised a full-fledged computer that was resized to a mobile device. The device promised a whopping 128 GB of storage besides dual booting both Android and Ubuntu Mobile OS. The phone would even be capable of acting as a desktop if connected to a larger screen.

Speaking about the failure to achieve the targets, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, said, “It’s definitely set a record for the most money raised, but also for the most missed in a campaign. We have had a number of interesting approaches from industry players which get us closer. But if we get to the end and there is no significant change, it will end there.”

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