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Ubuntu Touch OS Soon Coming to Long List of New Devices

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The Android developer community has taken a real liking to Ubuntu Touch, porting the build to their favorite devices and then releasing it for their fans. While there are builds for the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon and some of the devices listed below, there is still lots of work to be done, but that can be said about Ubuntu Touch in general. 

The developer preview build that was released last week runs smoothly (hands-on video here), except for the fact that there really isn’t much to do with it. No apps. Limited functions. Again, it’s a nice looking OS, but if you are an average user, there is no reason to flash it. If you aren’t the average user, and you own one of the devices below, a build will soon be released for you.

There is no official date when we can expect builds for each device, but it will be “soon.”

Works in progress:

  • Motorola XOOM
  • Galaxy Nexus (toro, toroplus)
  • Sony Xperia S
  • Sony Xperia T
  • Samsung Galaxy S III (international, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T)
  • Huawei Ascend G300
  • Motorola DROID 3
  • Motorola DROID 4
  • Motorola DROID Bionic
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Samsung Galaxy S II (international)
  • HTC One X
  • HTC One XK
  • HTC One X+ (multiple versions)
  • Asus Transformer Infinity
  • LG Optimus 4x HD
  • Nexus S
  • Nexus One
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi
  • Asus Transformer Pad

Via: Pocket Lint | Canonical

  • Jonathan Wong

    It looks like the Xoom disappeared from the list on Canonical’s site…

  • kuboo99

    Ubuntu on the transformer pad would be interesting. I at one point installed a native ubuntu build, but obviously it was not optimized for touch. This will be interesting.

    • kuboo99

      Oh, crap. Transformer Pad, not Transformer as in TF101. Darn.

  • iiBinxx

    When is the regular version coming out? anybody know?

    • zurginator

      In about 6-7 months.

  • No TF101 support? But that’s the device I was hoping to use for development.

  • Benjamin Mackie

    Tf700 has a port already

  • good list of devices

  • Harsh Karn

    Ubuntu Touch “beta”. Its hardly usable right now. Will wait till it gets more functional. Though what is there right now is pretty sweet but mostly just placeholders rather than actual apps.

  • WickedToby741

    Bionic? I could see this as an attractive option after it matures considering I own a Webtop.

    • Tony Allen

      So we can flash Ubuntu Touch, but not unlock the bootloader and flash AOSP based ROMs without jumping through hoops *shoot me*

  • what happened to the droid dna? it was on that list…

    edit: ah, it’s on the “sort of working” list.

  • coolsilver

    Hell of a short list for HTC devices.. might be because everyone left all them for Samsung?

  • James Booker

    No touchpad 🙁

  • c’mon HP Touchpad!

    out of curiosity, can the dev community do the footwork here, or are these coming from canonical?

  • No Eee Pad Transformer? (TF101)

    • It’s there, just not in the post for some reason.

  • Rodeojones000

    No Nexus 10? Odd, seeing as one of the developer previews was made for it.

    • Joe

      It’s already available for the Nexus 10, and 7, and 4, and GSM Galaxy Nexus. This list is in addition to those

      • Rodeojones000

        That makes sense. Guess I misunderstood this article.

    • Nexus 4 isn’t mentioned either. I think having the Galaxy Nexus up there was a mistake, as it already has “official” builds. (edit; I think it may be referencing the Verizon version of the GNexus, which had no official support).

      • svfd757

        The Nexus 4 was one of the original devices this was released for. The GNex versions above are VZW and Sprint

  • I’ve got an old Xoom that has been used considerably less since I got the Nexus 10. It will be great to test Ubuntu OS on.

  • Jason Taylor

    What about the Sprint Galaxy S III?

  • Is it worth a damn on the Nexus 7 yet?

    • Probably going to be a few months at least until it’s worth running on ANYTHING. It’s just a dev preview.

    • nope.. I flashed it, played with it for 15 mins and flash AOKP back onto mine.. Next to no actual functionality aside from a poorly running web browser..

      • Don’t forget the horrible keyboard.

        • Yea.. have a 4 inch wide screen, make the keyboard take up 2inches of it..

  • BrunoGama

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi or Samsung Galaxy Tab 2??

    • itznfb

      Looks like it was added at the bottom of the list. Time to dust off the GTab!

      • coolsilver

        not even the original GTab like I have 🙁

        • itznfb

          You’re right… it’s on the list in this D-L article but not on the official page. Balls.

  • NexusPhan69

    Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Amazingness

    • George Fayad

      No radio or sound yet from what i’ve gathered. But i’m about to flash and see how it is regardless!

      • Pedro

        That’s what I’ve been waiting for. Should I give the retired VZW device to my parents, or use it to try out new stuff?
        Parents have warranty.

      • Tony Allen

        Well mobile data doesn’t work on any of the Canonical releases anyway, it needs WiFi. So as a testing unit, to tinker with, it wouldn’t matter.