The Best Ubuntu Touch Image (So Far) Has Been Released

Hello Linux Geeksters. Ubuntu Touch Image #116 has been released a while ago, being announced by Didier Roche as the best Ubuntu Touch Image ever existing.

Despite the fact that the Ubuntu developers have rested during the Winter holidays, Ubuntu Touch received enough fixes and improvements.

The Best Ubuntu Touch Image (So Far) Has Been Released

To get the latest changes, perform an OTA update:

$ adb shell system-image-cli -c trusty -b 0 -v

Also worth mentioning, the first Alarm application for Ubuntu Touch might be released soon. For now, there are a bunch of features that did not get implemented yet, but the developers are planning to add all the lacking features, in order to get the Alarm application ready as soon as possible.

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, (which most probably is Meizu) and that they are in strong talks with 4 others.

For now, Ubuntu Touch is officially supported only on the Google Nexus smartphones and tablets. Despite the fact that the first stable version of Ubuntu Touch, based on Ubuntu 13.10, has been officially optimized to work on LG Nexus 4, it has been patched to  work 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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