Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may already know, Canonical has been working at lot at Mir, their own display server, which is intended to be an alternative to the good old X.org server. Initially the Ubuntu developers planed to use it as default on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, but the idea was postponed due to some performance reasons.
A month ago, a Canonical developer has created a demo video, with Mir running on Google Nexus 10, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus, this being possible via libhybris, an open source library developed by the Jolla.
Now, Mir got official support for the Goole Nexus 10 tablet (not needing the libhybris library anymore), meaning that Ubuntu Touch with Mir is finally available for Nexus 10.
“Image 44 contains some ofono changes and 45 enables Nexus 10 running on Mir \o/ Nice work guys! We also got new components like unity-voice into the archive.”, said Didier Roche in the mailing lists.
Canonical has also announced last month, that they will create Ubuntu Touch images for both Google Nexus 10 and Google Nexus 7 tablets, so probably a Mir update for Nexus 7 is already on the way.