So today the Ubuntu Edge campaign has finally come to an end, and unfortunately the device is set to wither away into obscurity once more – for the time being at least – as the campaign only managed to raised $12.8 million of it’s $32 million target.
This Is Not The End
I the final update on the Indiegogo page, Mark Shuttleworth and Co. alluded to the fact this is not the end for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone. Within the update Mark went on to say:
The big winner from this campaign is Ubuntu. 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.