Hello Linux Geeksters. As I have previously announced, the Ubuntu Touch development branch is based on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, while the Ubuntu RTM branch is still using Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn as code base, because it has already received stability improvements and will by default on the first Ubuntu powered Meizu phone. Currently, all the new features are implemented on the Ubuntu-Devel branch, the RTM one receiving only fixes.
Recently, the developers have promoted the first Ubuntu Touch image, based on Vivid Vervet.
This is what one of the developers announced in the mailing lists:
“Ubuntu 14.10 is released, but the Ubuntu Phone keeps on rolling forward! We are in the final stages of getting new images built using the vivid archive, and barring any new blockers, expect the first of these to be available later today. This means that we now have two main channels that we are landing on: vivid, and ubuntu-rtm/14.09 (aka: devel, and stable).”
“Fixes for specific bugs targeted for our upcoming customer-oriented release should continue to be landed to ubuntu-rtm/14.09. Anything else that is not being landed for RTM – e.g., any forward-looking feature work – should be landed to vivid only. Because the base system of vivid continues to move on, we will not be doing binary syncs between vivid and ubuntu-rtm/14.09,”
For now, Ubuntu Touch is officially supported only on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet. Also worth mentioning, Canonical has announced that Ubuntu Touch will be used by default on two phones, developed by Meizu and Bq.