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The developer of the Ubuntu operating system has turned to a crowdfunding site in an attempt to launch a handset pre-installed with its software.Ubuntu Mobile Operating System Seeking Crowdfunding [bbc.co.uk]
London-based Canonical is seeking to raise $32m (£20.8m) over the next 30 days to produce 40,000 devices.
To succeed it needs to raise several times more cash than any other crowd-financed project has done before.
However, one market watcher said even if succeeds, the mobile OS would probably still struggle to gain ground.