“Record-breaking” Ubuntu Edge fundraiser $20M short with 2 days to go

The Ubuntu Edge.

Canonical has been trumpeting the exciting news that it has broken a crowdfund record by raising more than $ 11 million for the Ubuntu Edge phone.

“This morning the Ubuntu Edge passed the $ 10,266,845 raised by the Pebble smartwatch to become the world’s biggest ever fixed crowdfunding campaign,” Canonical wrote Friday on its Indiegogo campaign page. “Over 14,500 Ubuntu Edges have been pledged for—and there’s still just under a week left to add to that total.”

The total is up to $ 11.5 million now, but with just two and a half days to go the project is more than $ 20 million short of its $ 32 million goal. Unless Canonical hits the goal, contributors will get their pledges back.

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