As a reminder, Ubuntu Touch 1.0 will be officially released on the 17th of October, the same day as the Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Release.
In order to allow the mobile phone operators to customize Ubuntu Touch, Canonical has made a fake carrier called RingTel, which enables the ops to make the phone look like a device from RingTel, by installing the saucy-customized and saucy-proposed-customized channels. RingTel has testing purposes only, so it will not resemble anything like a shipping device.
The things that can be easily customized by the phone operators are:
- Default wallpaper
- Default ringtones
- Additional applications
- Additional scopes
- Sample content
- Additional fonts
- Launcher icons reordering, added, removed