Hello Linux Geeksters. The Canonical developers have promoted the Ubuntu Touch Image #192, which comes with the new unity 7 core lib.
Also worth mentioning, the developers have announced that Ubuntu Touch will get support for syncing Google Contacts and Calendar. In order to achieve this, the Ubuntu developers need to add support for importing the Google Contacts, but they are already working at this.
So, the users will be able to sign in with their Google account from the Ubuntu Online Accounts and easily sync their contacts and callendar by pressing a single button.
For more information about this, see this video.
For those who don’t know, Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version of Ubuntu. While the initial plan was to make it available for all the Google Nexus smartphones and tablets, the developers have dropped the support for Galaxy Nexus, Google Nexus 7 2012 and Google Nexus 10, Ubuntu Touch being officially available only for the Google Nexus 4 smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet. Also, Canonical has recently announced that Meizu and BQ will be the first two Ubuntu Touch phone manufacturers.
While there aren’t a lot of applications for Ubuntu Touch yet available, Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth hopes that by the time the first Ubuntu Touch powered phones hit the market, the top 50 Android/iOS apps will be available for Ubuntu Touch.
Also worth mentioning, Mark’s Shuttleworth big dream is to reach full desktop-mobile convergence somewhere between the releases of Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04 (between October 2014 and April 2015).