Ubuntu Phone image coming February 21st to Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4
posted by Michael H. / Feb 15, 2013, 1:08 PM
spare handsets." Canonical will release tools to easily flash your device with Ubuntu Phone on the same date.Canonical is making it clear that this should not be your primary driver, saying the Preview is "intended for enthusiasts and developers, to familiarise themselves with Ubuntu's smartphone experience and develop applications on
Additionally, if you happen to be lucky enough to be attending Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of the month, the Canonical team will have a booth set up and will flash your device with Ubuntu. The booth will also show off Ubuntu running on "a range of devices". Canonical has said before that Ubuntu will run on any device that can run Android, so it will be nice to see it on non-Nexus devices. We're wondering if Ubuntu will make use of the physical function buttons on most Android devices.
So, not too long to wait, and we finally get to play with Ubuntu!
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Now I need to look for nexus.
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 1:15 PM 4
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A unlocked GNexus is around $200 on Craigslist. Say it yesterday.
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 1:18 PM 2
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Can I install this on my Symbian phone??
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 1:20 PM 2
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I hope this is an attempt at humor, as this means you did not only not read the article, but you would have to had not read the whole article title either. "Ubuntu Phone image coming February 21st to ------> Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 1:54 PM 1
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Read the article again: "show off Ubuntu running on "a range of devices". Canonical has said before that Ubuntu will run on any device that can run Android, so it will be nice to see it on non-Nexus devices"
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 3:53 PM 4
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wohooo!!! my note 2 can't wait any longer, its goona be epic! one love linux
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 1:35 PM 1
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Oh sweet. Now bring it to tablets!
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 2:10 PM 2
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Got a Gnex never really rooted it since, because I'm contented with the performance and experience, but I root my other phones like Galaxy Ace, Xperia X8... Hope with will support CWM so I can easily restore my original android version... :)
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 3:18 PM 1
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the gestures on ubuntu phones are really good but sometimes really annoying! i really prefer meego's gesture!!!
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 7:22 PM 1
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If it can be installed on non Nexus phones.....doesnt require alot of hacking to install on non Nexus phones....doesnt require an unlocked, unencrypted bootloader...this could be huge. This could breathe new life into older Android phones. I would actually put in claims for my broken Droid X1, RAZR and Droid 1 now. Droid 1 might be too old for a claim...lol. All 3 might be too old by now...
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 10:16 PM 1
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well this is confusing...is Ubuntu going to be a REMIX of android....Like Ubuntu,kubuntu,Backtrack...Linux has a twisted mind of bringing the same OS in different names nd colours
posted on Feb 16, 2013, 2:51 AM 0
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