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Here’s the latest video update on the progress of Ubuntu Touch in action

Posted: , by Maxwell R.

Here’s the latest video update on the progress of Ubuntu Touch in action
If you have not read our in-depth interview with Pat McGowan, Director of Engineering at Canonical, then you need to take a few minutes to get familiar with the amount of effort that is being devoted to the development of Ubuntu Touch which is making its way to market by early 2014.

The Ubuntu Community Manager, Jono Bacon, posted a fresh 10 minute tour of the progress that has been made for the Ubuntu Phone.

So far, he has been using this Galaxy Nexus as his daily driver for a couple weeks and takes us on a tour of some of the basic features in action, like the phone interface and how SMS is handled. We are also given an overview of the user experience with the weather application and multitasking between apps. All the running apps can be viewed in the “apps” screen.

We also get to see the browser in action as well. What is also interesting is social network integration with the platform. It is a social media view which provides a converged timeline of networks like Twitter or Facebook, not unlike the way Windows Phone provides a linear feed of activity.

Ubuntu Touch is not yet being optimized for certain performance parameters which can be seen by the hardware slowing things down a little, but for a beta-ish build the experience looks remarkably smooth. We are definitely interested in seeing how this develops and what it will ultimately bring to the table once it launches.

source: Jono Bacon (YouTube) via Tech2

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posted on 07 Jun 2013, 19:23 10

1. Igneel (unregistered)

Wow, it really has improved since the first build!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 20:27 4

2. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

Awesomeness :) well done Ubuntu

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 20:48 1

3. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

It looks great. I look forward to using a device with it. Maybe I can flash my old thuderbolt and put this on there.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 22:07

4. Pwnisher (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

It seems a bit tedious to have to swipe from the left edge of the screen and then press the home button each time. Otherwise, it looks great!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 01:41

5. themask (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 May 2013)

great. Keep improving

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 03:39

6. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

load of crap

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 04:09 3

7. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Mind explaining why or are you another idiot who has just discovered fire....

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 04:18

8. Dejan (Posts: 17; Member since: 24 Mar 2012)

Nice,I really love it!It's pretty cool,but I am a little worried about that back button.Seems to me like I have to go to the homescreen over and over,and than close it if I don't like it.Multitasking is cool too!Nice job!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 07:34 1

9. shammont (Posts: 32; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

Well done. Very nice. I am looking forward to trying it.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 07:38 1

10. tec-seeker (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)

Looking pretty good

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 05:46

11. artyhunt (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)

looks good but if the browser is anything like how it is there i'd be getting chrome...

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