Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Canonical has recently released a stable version of Ubuntu Touch, based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.
Now, a new Ubuntu Touch image has been created, coming with some important fixes. Among others, the Unity8 crash occurred when shutting down the phone has been removed, the ubuntu-keyboard’s annoying noise at usage has been also removed and the webapps are now working properly and open the correct urls on links.
Since the image is available for download, or through the normal OTA updates, the easiest way to upgrade to Ubuntu Touch, based on Ubuntu 14.04 is to plugin your Ubuntu Touch device to your computer, open a terminal and do:
$ adb shell system-image-cli -c trusty -b 0 -v
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.