Canonical raised only
Close to 20,000 people backed the project, which ran from
"While we passionately wanted to build the Edge to showcase Ubuntu on phones, the support and attention it received will still be a huge boost as other Ubuntu phones start to arrive in 2014. Thousands of you clearly want to own an Ubuntu phone and believe in our vision of convergence, and rest assured you won't have much longer to wait," he wrote in a post on the Indigogo campaign page.
Shuttleworth also said Canonical had been assured by Paypal that all refunds will be processed within five working days. Six days ago, the company said that the top three contributing countries were the U.S.,
If the campaign had been successful, contributors would have received the Edge next May. The smartphone's specs weren't finalized, as Canonical wanted to wait for as long as possible to ensure the best available components, it said. But the company had revealed that the Edge would tentatively have a 4.5-inch screen with a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution and users would be able to boot to either Ubuntu or Android. The device would also have at least 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
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