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Ubuntu Touch Preview soon coming to lots of new Android devices

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Ubuntu Touch Preview soon coming to lots of new Android devices
Things are starting to move in regards to Ubuntu Touch Preview. We've seen the big reveal for both the phone and tablet optimized versions of Ubuntu, and yesterday we heard that Canonical is starting to push daily builds of Ubuntu for testing and development. Now, Canonical has announced that the Ubuntu Touch Preview will soon be moving beyond the Nexus brand and onto a lot of new Android devices.

To help sort things out, Canonical has set up a website that sorts devices between "Running fine", "Sort of working", and "Work in progress". As of now, the only devices in the "running fine" category are the GSM Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, 7, and 10. But, moving down the list, you can see a lot more compatibility coming, and all of the work being done in the XDA community to help put together Ubuntu. 

The Asus Transformer Pad, Asus Transformer Infinity, HTC Desire, HTC DROID DNA, Huawei Ascend G300, Samsung Galaxy Note I/II, Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia T, and Verizon Galaxy S III are all in the "sort of working" section and have instructions to install Ubuntu. The Verizon and Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Nexus One, and Samsung Galaxy S are also in this section, but only have images and no install instructions. 

Down in the "work in progress" section, you'll find another 22 devices including various HTC One X models, Kindle Fire models, Motorola DROIDs, and Samsung Galaxy devices. No word on when images and install instructions will come around, but just keep checking the site for more info.

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posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:00 5

1. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


I think Ubuntu will be a success...

Now, dont start catfights saying that Android/iOs is better or anything like that...

I know what I'm saying..idiots !!

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:07 8

2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"I know what I'm saying..idiots !!"

So you say that other are idiots and only you can have an opinion?

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 03:52 1

7. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Sorry, I did not want to annoy or disrespect anyone..
I wanted to say that to some trollers who are here..

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 08:14

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Ok, I see. :)

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 01:10

10. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Thanks for your understanding :)

Please, please visit this and help !

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/special-community-bulletin-please-help-ryan-scott-chiefzreloaded/

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:08 3

3. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I completely agree. I'm gonna give it a try in my Nexus 7 to see what it's like. The more competition the more we win as consumers.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 18:32

5. robcar (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)


I've heard Linux-people say that about regular Ubuntu also for many years.

How does it look today? :-/

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 06:30

8. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Very good. Ubuntu is highly popular and you even have the choice of getting Ubuntu out of the box when buying a new computer with a couple of major computer companies. The fact that they're moving to the mobile platform says quite a bit about this too.

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 06:24

11. robcar (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)


Well, Ubuntu feels like XP with modern skin and flowing as good as Windows without display drivers. And driver support and OS updates are 10 times worse.

Honestly, I have nothing against Ubunut or any Linux dist but they have a long way to go.

Ps. I love Android, and note WP8

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 09:31

12. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


We're each entitled to our opinions but you do make some good points. I'm just glad Steam for Linux came out and is doing well. The lack of games without using WINE or a Windows emulator was my biggest gripe.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 14:00

4. pookiewood (Posts: 589; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


I wont touch my wife's Kindle which leave my daughters Nabi as the only other Android Device I could experiment with. I wonder if they will make it available for that. :p Maybe i'll grab a cheap HP Tablet.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 23:59

6. MartianMe (unregistered)


Feels like another winer to me...death to ios and windows phones.

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