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Samantha · Jun 14, 2013

Is there a Ubuntu Touch Build for Your Device?

A couple of months ago, Ubuntu Touch was unveiled for mobile devices to much hype and excitement. Along with the announcement, a handy porting guide and accompanying source code were introduced to the members of the dev community who were interested in testing the developers preview of the device. The porting process turned out to be somewhat similar to building a CM10.1-based Rom. Fast forward 3 months and you have yourself an entire list of devices that have had a taste of...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 10, 2013

S-Off for HTC One, Android Security Concerns, Ubuntu Touch Q&A Upcoming – XDA Developer TV

If you were waiting for S-Off to be available on the HTC One, your wait is over! That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article about NFC on your phone and news about Ubuntu Engineers answering your questions. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released a video interviewing Gary Vaynerchuk and he...

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jerdog · Jun 7, 2013

Ubuntu Engineers to Answer Your Questions about Ubuntu Touch

Here at XDA, we endeavor to work with OEMs and software companies to facilitate win-win situations, where the community at-large is the ultimate benefactor. Sometimes it works, other times it is met with resistance. A few months ago, Ubuntu released Ubuntu Touch to the world, and the response has been electric here on XDA. It seems every week brings someone willing to port a the OS to a new device, and Ubuntu couldn't be happier. Just prior to Ubuntu releasing Touch,...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 1, 2013

Nexus 7 Giveaway, XDA Partners with Swappa, and Helping a Community Member! – XDA Developer TV

The Ubuntu Touch developers and the developers here are collaborating on porting Ubuntu Touch. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. The special community bulletin talking about Ryan Scott is mentioned as well. Jordan then talks about TWRP 2.4.2.0 and its extras and the Swappa and XDA partnership. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK talks about making backups...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 25, 2013

Root Exploit for Jelly Bean Atrix HD, Porting Ubuntu Touch Just Like CyanogenMod – XDA Developer TV

There was more discussion about Ubuntu Touch this week, and XDA Developer TV Producer and News Corespondent Jordan reviews this and all the other important stories from this week on the XDA Portal. Jordan talks about the Ubuntu Touch Porting Guide from Canonical. Jordan mentions the article talking about porting Ubuntu Touch being similar to porting CyanogenMod. In rooting news, Jordan talks about the root exploit for the Jelly Bean-laden Motorola Atrix HD. Jordan talks about the petition to stop the Sim...

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jerdog · Feb 23, 2013

Ubuntu Touch: Next Generation OS or Just Another Skin?

Since the dawn of Android tablets, and really ever since the HTC HD2, developers have been looking for ways to bring Ubuntu to the mobile space. It seems like every new device gets a thread devoted to showing users how to load Ubuntu. More often than not, that implementation requires you to boot Android and then utilize chroot in order to run a Ubuntu instance, but that doesn't change the fact you're still running Android. So when news of Ubuntu Touch...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 22, 2013

Ubuntu Touch Released for Nexus Devices, Xperia Z Rooted, HTC One Benchmarked – XDA Developer TV

The Ubuntu Touch developer preview is available for most current Nexus devices. That story and more are covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Be sure to check out Jordan's Video of Ubuntu Touch on the Nexus 7. Jordan talks about the Sony Xperia Z being rooted and the preliminary benchmarks of the new HTC One. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch...

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jerdog · Feb 22, 2013

Porting Ubuntu Touch is as Simple as Building CM

The release of the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview yesterday prompted a lot of activity on the Ubuntu Touch forum, and for good reason. The concept of Ubuntu on phones and tablets has been desired by many for a long time, and so it is great to see Canonical embrace the idea and set out on their own. When Ubuntu posted the announcement about the Developer Preview, they mentioned that they would be releasing the instructions on how to port Ubuntu Touch...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 21, 2013

Ubuntu Touch Now Available

Recently we mentioned that Canonical would be releasing their mobile device operating system, Ubuntu Touch. Well, true to their word, and unlike some other releases from other companies, it is live today. If you have a Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, or Nexus 10 and an Ubuntu desktop you can experience Ubuntu’s mobile offering. The steps are provided on the Ubuntu Wiki. Don’t expect to get the image from the Wiki, you need to retrieve the image from the...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 19, 2013

Ubuntu for Phones Release Imminent; Ubuntu for Tablets Announced

At the beginning of this year, Canonical announced that it was making an alternative mobile device operating system, called Ubuntu for Phones. With its lack of need for hardware buttons and use of screen sides as hot zones to initiate gesture commands, the underlying UI concept was vastly different from Android. On the 15th of February, Canonical announced that the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu for the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 4 will become available on the 21st. This...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 4, 2013

Forums Added for Ubuntu for Phones, Jolla Sailfish OS, and Android Stick Computers

When we covered the announcement of Ubuntu for Phones two days ago, many quickly demanded that we give the fledgling mobile OS a place in our forums. And with an impressive gesture-driven interface, as well as official support from Canonical, it was really only a matter of time. We're just as excited as you are, and we can't wait to see the development and porting that is sure to begin when the first builds are made publicly available. In addition to the...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Jan 2, 2013

Canonical Announces Ubuntu for Phones, Coming Soon to Galaxy Nexus

If you visited the Ubuntu home page early this morning, you couldn't have missed the countdown timer that promised something, "So close, you can almost touch it." Most assumed it to be about a fully touch-optimized UI for the next version of the popular Linux distribution, but it turned out to be something even more significant. In an announcement earlier today, Canonical unveiled Ubuntu for phones, a fully working Ubuntu distribution meant for existing and future mobile handsets. If you are...

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