Ubuntu Touch on Android has been a slow but steady mystery. Canonical currently offers plenty of pre-release beta or even alpha builds of their software for Android devices like the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and others. However, today Canonical's own Rick Spencer promises to have stable "daily-driver" builds of Ubuntu Touch for smartphones by the end of the month.
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Canonical began teasing a tablet yesterday. The teaser arrived in the form of a countdown timer with the words "tick, tock, tablet time." And well, that timer has since finished and it looks like Canonical has introduced Ubuntu for tablets. There is nothing to download just yet, however they have said that a developer preview would be available beginning on February 21.
Canonical to release the Developer Preview of Ubuntu for smartphones on February 21. But it is now looking like that will not be the only announcement they plan to make this week. A new countdown timer has appeared on the Ubuntu site and it is set to expire tomorrow morning. Coincidentally, the Ubuntu countdown timer is set to expire at the same time as the HTC timer.
Ubuntu for smartphones was going to be arriving in October with a developer preview set for release in late February. And well, it looks like we now have a specific date to mark on our calendar. That date is February 21, and in a bit of extra news, there will now be two supported devices.
Ubuntu have been busy lately building an all new Ubuntu Phone OS that aims to take Android and other smartphones to a new level. Their entire UI is completely different full of gesture-based on screen actions. We've covered it plenty in the past and even got some hands-on time with their new OS. For those that don't want to wait, read on for more details on this new 3rd party app mimicking the OS.
hands-on time with Ubuntu for smartphones during CES. If you remember back, this is the mobile version of Ubuntu and it has been demonstrated running on the Galaxy Nexus. It looks like a bit of good news has arrived though, talk of availability. Except, as we often see with smartphone releases, this one is looking like it will initially only be available in limited markets.
Ubuntu for smartphones was announced earlier in the month, and naturally, we wanted to bring you some hands-on coverage from CES. And while this is far from the first time we have seen Android and Ubuntu together, or sometimes a full install of Ubuntu crammed onto a tablet (such as the Nexus 7) -- the version of Ubuntu for smartphones is much nicer and much smoother.
Ubuntu play nice together, this does mark a new era for the platform. Today software maker Canonical announced Ubuntu for phones, which aims to make superphones also be a full PC. They've already crammed Android and Ubuntu together for dock webtop like features, but this is their full-fledged OS.
packs an ARM-based version of Ubuntu into a standard Android phone, activating it only when docked to a computer via HDMI. The software and basic capabilities were announced earlier today, but a Canonical employee was nice enough to post a live demonstration of Ubuntu on Android to YouTube.