Ubuntu Touch

Michael Goff

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I have seen this go from unpolished to kind of polished in the span of a few months.

Anyone else looking forward to this being released?
 

DGPMaluco

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I am... I want to give a new sensation to my galaxy s2... I want that feeling that i've got something new and unique again
 

cnev3

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It will be great to use as thin clients, and for PC's for people in developing countries. Not much beyond that, since it's hardware and software isn't comparable with current popular devices.
 

Michael Goff

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I am... I want to give a new sensation to my galaxy s2... I want that feeling that i've got something new and unique again
And I have to say, it's actually smoother than Android on my Nexus right now. That's just... wow.
 

beaniemyman

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i'm excited, most of the reviewers and experts are pretty impressed by ubuntu and call it the best alternative to android. let's see what happens:)
 

AppleRobert

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I have a n7 and would like to try it.

I am not a rooter and reading that one has to wipe their current Nexus entirely besides, ...
 

maxosx

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Mainly because I spent a lot of time customizing my Nexus 4 to my liking, what I've done is purchased a second one just for Ubuntu.

Now that I've been using it for some time I am truly enjoying it. The direction they are headed is a good one, and at the current rate of development there's going to lots for those who are not developers to enjoy as it advances to that stage.

If you are interested I would highly endorse the idea of following the project. It's turning out better, sooner than I originally expected. Although there are still plenty of rough edges being worked on, it's fast, fun and soon to be very stable.
 

AppleRobert

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Well I tried some standalone launchers, some themes with the corresponding launchers, wallpapers, etc.

Not too shabby to tell the truth though my experience would be dwarfed by those loading Ubuntu for android. I do not think it too long to wait for new tablets to show up for me to try.

We will see how Ubuntu stacks up in the future.
 

3bs

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Mainly because I spent a lot of time customizing my Nexus 4 to my liking, what I've done is purchased a second one just for Ubuntu.

Now that I've been using it for some time I am truly enjoying it. The direction they are headed is a good one, and at the current rate of development there's going to lots for those who are not developers to enjoy as it advances to that stage.

If you are interested I would highly endorse the idea of following the project. It's turning out better, sooner than I originally expected. Although there are still plenty of rough edges being worked on, it's fast, fun and soon to be very stable.
Can you share what guide/instructions you used? I have a Nexus 4 that I don't really use and would like to try this out. Also, is it hard to go back to Android? I'm ok with flashing ROMs and stuff like that.
 

maxosx

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Can you share what guide/instructions you used? I have a Nexus 4 that I don't really use and would like to try this out. Also, is it hard to go back to Android? I'm ok with flashing ROMs and stuff like that.
The good news is you have an ideal phone to use for this. I didn't require a guide mainly because I have years of both desktop & mobile OS design / development experience.

For those who seek assistance there's a wealth of information that's growing daily due to the immense popularity within the enthusiast community. There's a huge well established Ubuntu forum with links to this mobile OS as well as many other resources that you'll find via Google.

The beauty of trying Ubuntu to see if you like it, which frankly nearly everyone I know does, is that if for some reason you wish to return to Android version 4.0 or higher, that transition is very straightforward.

If you enjoy learning this is a very rewarding project.
 

maxosx

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I do. I'll be looking into this in the coming days and post back my impressions when I get things up and running.
I look forward to your take on this project.

Being on the developer roles, I received some new binaries last night and they are terrific.

Cheers