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Ubuntu Touch adds over-the-air system updates

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Ubuntu Touch adds over-the-air system updates
Everything is progressing on schedule for Ubuntu 13.10, which had its first beta release yesterday, and will be launching as a final version on October 17th. This is important because Ubuntu Touch is Ubuntu 13.10. So, when 13.10 is final, so is Ubuntu Touch, and the software will be able to start the second leg of the journey which is for hardware manufacturers to put it into devices.

Ubuntu Touch adds over-the-air system updates
That means that Canonical is in the polishing stages right now. Last time, we saw that the team had added a walkthrough tour of the gesture navigation in the platform to help out new users, and today Ubuntu Touch can now handle over-the-air system updates. The options still need a bit more work, because right now there's no progress bar to let you see the status of the download and installation, but the team says that it is working. 

Canonical has worked hard to make the software able to run easily on devices currently running Android, although the only officially supported devices are the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. The community has added support for about 50 other Android devices. Once the team finishes work on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), it will begin work on Ubuntu 14.04, which will finish up the work to add tablet support and dock support. 

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posted on 06 Sep 2013, 17:03 2

1. a_merryman (Posts: 546; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


This OS is the one that intrigues me the most. It is one of the reasons I'm so excited to go back to Android.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 18:57 2

2. Shatter (Posts: 1766; Member since: 29 May 2013)


These phones will get rid of the OS barrier and make it more like PC where you can choose or dual boot. If WP ever becomes like real windows you might eventually see a tri booting phone.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 19:25 1

3. a_merryman (Posts: 546; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Stop teasing me with your utopian dreams of being able to run what you want to run just like I can on my desktop! Being able to tri-boot between WP, Android, AND Ubuntu? What is this beautiful madness?!?!

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 01:08

4. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 491; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Agree, it would be crazy. And stupid, you have to turn off all the time to switch to other OS.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 01:20

5. a_merryman (Posts: 546; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


You know the solution to that is to just not switch to the other OSes then, right? Having the option does not mean you have to use it.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 05:28 1

6. Leo_MC (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Have you heard of virtual machines?

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