Hello Linux Geeksters. As I have previous written, Canonical has been constantly updating Ubuntu Touch, but many images did not get promoted due to the fact that they did not pass the automated tests.
Some regressions have been fixed and so, the Ubuntu Touch Image #229 passed the tests and got promoted.
There are other two images that did not make it (probably image #230 and #231), which got impressive changes: a new Mir stack, support for screencasting over Mir, a bunch of performance improvements, a rewritten location-service and fixes for both the clock and the weather applications.
It is very good for the end users that the Ubuntu Touch images have to pass some tests before they get available for download.
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).