I was looking at @jonobacon 's review of the Meizu MX4 handset available on ebay for €327 or $363.
The main problem was that API’s like Yelp! etc refuse to “give” the relevant information about ‘meet-ups’ etc on the soon-to-be (16.04) Snappy Apps because they would ‘prefer’ that you go and ‘visit’ their website for the relevant information about the events scheduled.
This web-based stuff is frankly shameful and embarrassing, in a way that looking for say a Chinese restaurant’ doesn’t allow for good content that you need, like TripAdvisor etc.
And they don’t seem to seamlessly work together either.
One thing that is definitely missing is Voice recognition - something that Canonical simply doesn’t have the user footprint to effectively undertake.
There was also mention about the Android API’s which aren’t easy to reproduce on Ubuntu-Touch.
Other mentions go out to the teams involved in development, the parts of Ubuntu and what Canonical is aiming for.