Not that there was ever much doubt in the last few days about Canonical failing to make its crowd-sourcing goal for the Ubuntu Edge, but now it’s official. There will be no Ubuntu Edge.
While Canonical raised $12.8-million on Indiegogo to develop and build the Ubuntu Linux/Android-powered Ubuntu Edge combination smartphone and PC, it was far short of the $32-million goal. So, without a white knight riding to the rescue with bags full of money, the project has come to an end. Canonical’s leaders, however, don’t see it as a failure.