The Ubuntu Edge, a Linux-powered smartphone, can officially lay claim to being the highest-grossing crowdfunding project to date.
At the time of this writing, it’s raised over $US10.4 million, ousting the Pebble smartwatch’s $US10.2 million. There are still six days to go as the Edge team aims for its $US32 million goal.
The phone runs on Ubuntu’s mobile OS and will be able to dual-boot into Android as well. This makes it a perfect device for someone who’s especially not a fan of iOS.
Given the time remaining and the ~$US22 million left to raise, it doesn’t appear that they’ll hit the goal. The campaign promises “zero cost to backers if the campaign is unsuccessful.”
Take a look at the video pitch below and check out the campaign here.