Hello Linux Geeksters. Ubuntu Touch Images from #257 to #261 have been recently released. As you may know, Canonical publishes Ubuntu Touch images almost daily, implementing new features and bug-fixes, but not all of them get promoted, due to the fact that some are not stable enough to pass both the automated and manual tests.
The latest 5 Ubuntu Touch images got a new content-hub API, the gallery-app got a click release, AP got a number of toolkit changes, and some of the new Unity 8 scopes have been implemented on them, while the work for adopting Python 3.4 is still ongoing. For more information, see the mailing lists.
The story so far:
Canonical has been working a lot at Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version of Ubuntu. While the initial plan was to make it available for all the Google Nexus smartphones and tablets, the developers have dropped the support for Galaxy Nexus, Google Nexus 7 2012 and Google Nexus 10, Ubuntu Touch being officially available only for the Google Nexus 4 smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet.
Until now, there aren’t a lot of applications for Ubuntu Touch available, Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth hopes that by the time the first Ubuntu Touch powered phones hit the market, the top 50 Android/iOS apps will be available for Ubuntu Touch.
While Canonical is working its own email client for Ubuntu Touch (based on Trojita), a Telegram client specially optimized for Ubuntu Touch and Unity 8 is on the way, so the Ubuntu Touch app ecosystem is still growing.
Also worth mentioning, Mark’s Shuttleworth big dream is to reach full desktop-mobile convergence somewhere between the releases of Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04 (between October 2014 and April 2015).