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

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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11 Comments

1. Igneel unregistered

Wow, it really has improved since the first build!

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Awesomeness :) well done Ubuntu

3. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

4. Pwnisher

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 07, 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!

5. themask

Posts: 3; Member since: May 28, 2013

great. Keep improving

6. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

load of crap

7. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

8. Dejan

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 24, 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!

9. shammont

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

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

10. tec-seeker

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 01, 2012

Looking pretty good

11. artyhunt

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

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

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