Ubuntu One Storage Service Calls It Quits



  • We are writing to you to notify you that we will be shutting down the
    Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014. This email gives
    information about the closure and what you should expect during the
    shutdown process.

    As of today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music
    from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu,
    Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately.

    As always, your content belongs to you. You can simply download your files
    onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of
    1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to
    collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will
    be deleted.

    If you have an active annual subscription, the unused portion of your fees
    will be refunded. The refund amount will be calculated from today's
    announcement.

    We know you have come to rely on Ubuntu One, and we apologise for the
    inconvenience this closure may cause. We've always been inspired by the
    support, feedback and enthusiasm of our users and want to thank you for
    the support you've shown for Ubuntu One. We hope that you'll continue to
    support us as together we bring a revolutionary experience to new devices.

    The Ubuntu One team



  • Been hearing a lot about that recently. No big loss, IMHO.



  • It's not, Canonical was really late to the party with cloud storage and I never personally saw the value in having it in the OS releases.



  • Yes. A very odd product.



  • I'm curious how this may/may not impact their phone launch.



  • @Nara said:

    I'm curious how this may/may not impact their phone launch.

    Hard to say. I wouldn't think that it is a big deal. The phone will still have access to competing services and this isn't part of their app store or anything. Minimal impact, I'm thinking.


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