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Ubuntu Touch now includes a walkthrough tour of the OS

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Ubuntu Touch now includes a walkthrough tour of the OS
In case you had forgotten with all of the news about the upcoming iPhone and Note III announcements, Ubuntu Touch is almost ready to go. The OS has been on an acceptable level to be a daily driver for a while now, but the first finished version of the OS is planned to be ready in October along with Ubuntu 13.10 (October 2013).

Ubuntu Touch is basically good to go right now, and the work from here on is mostly polish. Today's daily image shows that off nicely by adding in a walkthrough tour of the OS for first time users. The walkthrough gives a quick and easy way to learn the edge gestures of the platform - swiping in from the right to unlock the device, from the top to get to various settings and notifications, and from the left to get the launcher bar. 

Each step of the tour has the edge in question lightly pulsing to help guide you through. It's a nice quick walkthrough that will only take about a minute to complete, and after that it's onto exploring the rest of the Scopes in the platform.


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posted on 29 Aug 2013, 20:56

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2050; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


So simple an #--%** user could use it.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 21:03

2. apple4never (Posts: 914; Member since: 08 May 2013)


have to see if itll get the same app base as ios/android only then will it be an option for me

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 07:17

6. ashdch99 (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


you clearly haven't used ubuntu on pc...

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 13:46

7. juandante (Posts: 232; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Dont worry about apps. If Ubuntu is using Qt, Python and/or HTML as options for basic programming, it will have apps far more quicker than any other mobile OS out in those past 6 years.

Anyway, seeing the quality of the menu for a beta, it seems a way better alternative OS than the close outdated Microsoft's. Good for Nokia .

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 21:06

3. nlbates66 (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


Suppose all they have to do is release it on a device so that can be ignored to death as well. :P

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 22:17

4. mottykels (Posts: 364; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I wonder how this os can compete with android?

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 00:38

5. sniperdroid (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Is he using an iPhone to record this video? Not that it's a bad just weird for an open source developer to use a closed platform.

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