Hello Linux Geeksters. Google Nexus 5 has been released by LG last month, coming with Android KitKat 4.4 as the default operating system.
As you may know, Ubuntu Touch is officially supported on the Google Nexus smartphones and tablets, but we don’t know yet when an official Ubuntu Touch image for Nexus 5 will be officially released.
To my mind, Canonical is only focusing on Ubuntu Touch running on LG Nexus 4, for now, but when the mobile OS will get all the basic mobile phone features working properly, the Ubuntu developers will most likely create official Ubuntu Touch images for other smartphones and tablets, including the Nexus 5.
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 update, 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.