Hello chaps, I’ve been dicking around with Ubuntu phone for a few days and thought I’d share my thoughts here. If memory serves, I think sil had a play.
The first three things I tried to do were difficult and needed a search engine of choice to resolve.
- Changing ringtone and message alert. http://askubuntu.com/questions/625228/change-aquaris-phone-ringtone
Change my bluetooth device name:
- Import contact details from an export from android os:
I had to insert the odd new line in order to get this to work properly.
There is no way to do these using the interface and they were the first things I wanted to achieve. There is a fuck-ton of polish needed to iron out these things before a consumer market will readily odopt it.
There aren’t any. I’m not a heavy app user by any means, but a podcast client is a must have, and for me, I’d like an mpd client so I can automagically play shit at home.
The music player doesn’t work properly with In-Car-Entertainment, it should continue where it left off, you guessed it, automagically.
Apps are noticably slow to load first time.
The abandonment of a home button, a home, or any buttons at all, smells of NIH syndrome. Forget it, and match consumer workflow expectations.
I’m not ragging on Ubuntu here, it’s not the worst effort, but there are some serious shortcomings that need a fuck-ton of effort to address.