When the company Canonical, creator of the popular Linux-distribution called Ubuntu, today announced the launch of collecting money for the production of its own smartphone Ubuntu Edge , many were surprised. And all because it has been declared an incredible amount of 32 million dollars to finance the production of the first smartphone that could run simultaneously on Android, or Ubuntu, and still have a powerful performance.
Today, Canonical announced that the event is to raise funds for Ubuntu Edge has broken the record for fundraising by kraudfandinga. After collecting 10.3 million dollars, it broke the record for the previous leader “smart” watches Pebble Watch , which gathered on KickStarter as much 10,266,844 dollars.
However, there is one “but” – Canonical does not have to collect 10-plus and 32 million, and it is unlikely they will be able to gather up the remaining amount in just six days. Where do they get another 22 million dollars? May help the famous and big companies? Bloomberg, for example, last week made a considerable contribution to $ 80 million.
Also, Mark Shuttleworth himself, who founded Canonical and financed it for a long time out of his personal pocket, definitely can help us raise money for Ubuntu Edge. Whether it will save your project at the last minute?
In any case, no matter how much money will Canonical, the main goal was to increase certain interest in smartphone Edge. And it is a what-what, and with it the company handled perfectly.
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