Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Image #70 of Ubuntu Touch has been released a while ago, coming with some important bugfixes, including a fix for the 12h/24h time bug and the new libhydris library, developed by the Jolla developers. For more information, see the mailing lists.
To get the latest changes, perform an OTA update:
$ adb shell system-image-cli -c trusty -b 0 -v
Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch in the last couple of months. Lately, they have fixed some hud crashes, have patched Mir to be compatible with Nexus 10′s hardware architecture, fixed some Network Manager issues, added support for Unknown calls and SMS messages and many others. A while ago, Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Canonical has signed with their first mobile phone manufacturer, and that they are in strong talks with 4 others.
Also, U1Files, an unofficial Ubuntu One client has been developed, being compatible with mobile systems with support for Qt and QML, including Ubuntu Touch, Android and iOS.
For those who don’t know, Ubuntu Touch is officially supported only on the Google Nexus smartphones and tablets, despite the fact that it has been experimenally ported on OPPO Find 5, Pantech Vega Iron, Xperia Tablet Z and many other phones/tablets. The first stable version of Ubuntu Touch, based on Ubuntu 13.10, has been officially optimized to work on LG Nexus 4, but it is not mature enough to compete with Android yet. After the latest Mir updates, Ubuntu Touch can be successfully installed on all the existing Google Nexus devices: LG Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, except Nexus 5.
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