The Ubuntu Edge, the highly ambitious convergence device that offers both an Android smartphone and Linux desktop experience, may very well fail to meet its record crowdfunding goal of $32 million. But Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu operating system, is not too worried. In many ways, the project has already succeeded by illustrating support on all sides for the next leap in mobile technology.
"Tripling the crowdfunding record is always a super-ambitious goal," Shuttleworth said. "It's also clear that this work is ancillary to the broader mission of bringing Ubuntu to the market."
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