jerdog · Jun 17, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Responses From Ubuntu Pouring Into Ubuntu Touch Q&A Thread

Ubuntu has become the most successful *nix distribution for a number of reasons, with perhaps the most important being community engagement. Ubuntu’s Community actively encourages participation, collaboration, and contribution; and the user community has responded well over the years.

Ubuntu has continued this tradition of working with the community with their approach to Ubuntu Touch, and the recent news that they would be actively seeking out questions from the XDA user community and having their engineers respond directly on XDA. After just one day, there were well over 100 questions. And as it stands now, there are just shy of 200 questions in slightly over one week. True to their word, Ubuntu engineers have in fact begun answering those questions in the thread. Here are a few of the most popular questions asked (and answered) so far:

Is there any plan to make a final version of ubuntu touch for nexus series?

The 13.10 release will be the first official release for the four targeted Nexus devices.

Are there plan to merge works from Meego/Harmattan community? since both are deb based?

Any works from Meego or Mer that can be leveraged would be welcome, we constantly look for existing solutions.For example the File Manager app is using a QML plugin from Mer/Nemo, which is descended from Meego.

1. Will ubuntu touch support existing android applications?
2. Will it be possible for every device to run ubuntu touch like the desktop os supporting most configurations?
3. Will my device supported for future versions of the OS or a device per OS policy?

1- Ubuntu Touch is a very different product than Android, there are common things in the plumbing but that is about it.
2- The desktop world and the device world are very different, so in practice no.
3- For minor updates I would say yes, for major updates it would probably work like in the industry (I’m not a subject matter expert to answer this one). That said, the community can take core of making sure it is.

For more answers, or to submit your questions, make sure to subscribe to the thread. And if you want to hear more about Ubuntu’s future plans, make sure to register (hint: discount link) for XDA:DevCon and hear Ubuntu’s Community Manager Jono Bacon speak about Ubuntu Unification.


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jerdog

jerdog is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Jeremy has been an XDA member since 2007, and has been involved in technology in one way or another, dating back to when he was 8 years old and was given his first PC in 1984 - which promptly got formatted. It was a match made in the stars, and he never looked back. He has owned, to date, over 60 mobile devices over the last 15 years and mobile technology just clicks with him. In addition to being a News Editor and OEM Relations Manager, he is a Senior Moderator and member of the Developer and Moderator Committees at XDA. View jerdog's posts and articles here.
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