[meet ubuntu] "phone" string in tablet oobe; oobe should have "tablet" or generic term

Bug #1294732 reported by Jon Melamut on 2014-03-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Estibaliz Landa Torres
ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu)
Michael Terry
unity8 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

build r237
the oobe on the tablet (nexus 7) refers to a "phone" it should refer to a "tablet" or a generic like "your device"

See also bug 1258211.

John Kim (kotux) on 2014-03-20
tags: added: bitesize string-fix
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Mike Nagle (mikenagle)
status: New → Incomplete
John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-07-21
summary: - [oobe] "phone" string in tablet oobe; oobe should have "tablet" or
- generic term
+ [meet ubuntu] "phone" string in tablet oobe; oobe should have "tablet"
+ or generic term
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Mike Nagle (mikenagle) → Estibaliz Landa Torres (estilanda)
status: Incomplete → New
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-07-21
affects: unity → unity8
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2014-07-21
Changed in unity8:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-07-21
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity8:
status: Triaged → New

let´s use "device" as generic

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2014-09-03
affects: ubuntu → unity8 (Ubuntu)
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2014-09-09
no longer affects: unity8
Andrea Cimitan (cimi) on 2014-10-22
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Michael Terry (mterry)
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

This is not the only case where the UI assumes the device is a phone; bug 1258211 is another.

I don't think using "device" is a general solution, because that makes the OS seem as if it doesn't know that it's running on a phone. "Welcome to your new ... uh ... whatever the heck this thing is."

Maybe this discussion will seem quaint 30 years from now, but in the meantime, I suggest we come up with a standard method to label the type of device Ubuntu is running on. Otherwise we'll end up with some parts of the UI calling it a phone because it has a SIM, other parts calling it a tablet because its screen is more than 6.5 inches, etc.

description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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