Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch lately, but have been stopped promoting new images due to some issues with Unity 8 and QMLScene.
Ubuntu Touch Image #226 has been released, but it did not pass the automated tests and did not got promoted (yet), but despite this, some issues have been fixed. In the latest image, a few weather-app fixes have been included, the telephony service and system settings have been both updated to read the ring tones and the settings from the account service. Also, the Ubuntu developers are still working at the alarm application.
The story so far:
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).