A couple days removed from offering a first look at Ubunutu Touch for tablets, Canonical has launched a developer preview of the new mobile OS. Designed to play nice with Android development phones, the linux-based Ubuntu Touch features support for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. But if you are thinking about moving to the operating system as a daily driver, take note of the “developer preview” tag.
As the build is being released with development for the platform in mind, it does not support the full range of functions you would get from a fully-baked smartphone experience. The software is described as “very new and unfinished.”
Still, if you are tempted to take a look, take heed. Installing Ubuntu Touch will wipe your device of all data. You will want to be sure to make a proper backup in advance. Check out complete details on device compatibility as well as installation instructions at the source link below.
[via Ubuntu | Thanks, Ethan!]
- Nexus phones out of stock
- Deal: Nexus 7 for $130
- Nexus 4 getting Android L?
- HTC Flounder/Volantis gets WiFi certified as we get closer to a release
- Check out the Galaxy Nexus forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
- Check out the Nexus 7 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
TAGS: Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, operating systems, Ubuntu Touch