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Mbuntu – The Ubuntu Interface on Symbian

Ubuntu is an open source operating system, which is popularly known as an alternative to Windows.

MBuntu - Putting Ubuntu on Symbian Mobile Phones
MBuntu - Putting Ubuntu on Symbian Mobile Phones

Thought Ubuntu can run on low resources, but still it needs at least a 1Ghz processor and comparable RAM, which is not very less to fid in the mobile phone devices.

So for the Ubuntu lovers, MMMOOO has come-up with a mobile Ubuntu interface called MBuntu. Mbuntu is a flash based application launcher, which can run on all flavors of Symbian Operating System. From the ubuntu interface, users can access all core applications of their phone like Phone, Contacts, Bluetooth, Messages, Internet, Music, Videos, USB, Memory Card and all.

MBuntu - Putting Ubuntu on Symbian Mobile Phones
MBuntu - Putting Ubuntu on Symbian Mobile Phones


Additionally, MBuntu also shows the Wi-Fi status and battery level on the top just like an Android.

However one of the biggest drawback of this application is, we can’t add custom shortcuts to the home screen.

Mbuntu could be downloaded from Ovi store by paying an amount of £3.00. At the time of writing, Mbuntu is compatible with Nokia Eseries (e.g. E71, E63 etc.), Symbian^1 (S60v3) (e.g. N97, 5800, 5230 etc.), , Symbian^3 (e.g. N8) due to which, many phones display Mbuntu differently on their screen.

Note : Our users have reported that Mbuntu isn’t compatible with Nokia C7-00, which is a member of Symbian^3 family.

Mobile Phones Technology

Samsung Galaxy Skin ! Real or Fake or just a Concept Design ?

Recently we come across a internet rumor Samsung Galaxy Skin, which is said as “super slim”, bendable, Flexible Amoled Galaxy Slim to hit the market in Q2, 2012 (2nd Quarter).

Samsung Galaxy Skin

As per the internet media, the specifications of Samsung Galaxy Skin are,

  1. Flexible 4″ AMOLED display
  2. 800×480 Resolution
  3. 1.2 GHz processor
  4. 1 GB RAM
  5. 8 MP rear camera
  6. VGA front camera

Samsung Galaxy Skin

Though Samsung has given a demo of the 4.5″ bendable/flexible AMOLED Screen phones at CES’2011, but in actual, the news over the internet are just funny, and has nothing to do with reality.

Samsung Galaxy Skin

When Samsung was questioned about the Galaxy Skin Phone, a high level Samsung representative replied to the T3 Magazine (UK), that it’s just a rumor which has spread over the internet it doesn’t exist anywhere apart from a university project being handled by a few designer students.

His wordings were,

It is a project that has been carried out by design students and is just a concept product. Samsung was not involved in the project. The students used the name Galaxy Skin and the Samsung logo in their concept to make it look more like a commercial product.

Samsung Galaxy Skin

Samsung Galaxy Skin

Let’s see when we could get such type of phones in our hand !

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Receive Google Plus Notifications on your Mobile Phone via SMS

Google has challenged facebook with their new service Google Plus. If you have created an account with Google Plus, then you can get the SMS notifications for the updates from your friends and circles (At present this service is only available in India and United States).

To do that,

1. Go to Google Plus Settings page

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2. Now click onto the Add phone number option, choose your country, enter your mobile number in the provided textfield, and click on Send verification code button.

3. Wait for a minute to get the verification code on your mobile phone.

4. Now verify the code by entering in the relevant textfield. Select the SMS option, and it’s done. Now you will get Google+ SMS notifications on your mobile phone.

5. You can change the SMS notifications preferences for the following.

  • Whenever someone mentions you in a post
  • Shares any post directly with you
  • Comments on a post, created by you
  • Comments on a post/photo, where you have also commented
  • Whenever someone adds you to any Google+ circle
  • Someone wants to tag a photo of you
  • Tags you in any picture
  • Comments on a photo, where you’re tagged
  • Comments on a photo, you tagged

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Countries :

At present, this service is available in following Countries.

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Algeria
  3. Angola
  4. Bahrain
  5. Cameroon
  6. Ghana
  7. India
  8. Indonesia
  9. Iraq
  10. Israel
  11. Jordan
  12. Kazakhstan
  13. Kenya
  14. Kuwait
  15. Liberia
  16. Malawi
  17. Maldives
  18. Mozambique
  19. Nigeria
  20. Philippines
  21. Saudi Arabia
  22. Senegal
  23. Sierra Leone
  24. Sri Lanka
  25. Tanzania
  26. Thailand
  27. Tunisia
  28. Uganda
  29. United States
  30. Uzbekistan
  31. Zambia