What’s new: The Ubuntu Touch RTM #3 image has received updates and tweaks.
While the first Ubuntu Touch RTM (release to manufacturing) image has been made available a few weeks ago, the Ubuntu Touch RTM #3 image has been recently released, bringing better user feedback for secure connections has been implemented, the developer mode has been enhanced, and fixes for the dialer, messaging, address-book, the ofono packages have been added and the Mir display server and QtMir packages have been updated.
The easiest way to install Ubuntu Touch RTM on your phone is to either follow the instructions from Canonical’s wiki, or to use MultiROM Manager, to run Ubuntu Touch along with Android. Download Ubuntu Touch RTM.
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, now based on Ubuntu 14.10, being officially available only for the Google Nexus 4 smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet. (Nexus 5 is not yet support by Ubuntu Touch.)
The first Ubuntu Touch powered phones are scheduled to be released this year, in Europe by BQ and on the Chinese market by Meizu, one Asia’s leading smartphone manufacturers.
Due to the fact that the first Ubuntu Touch powered Meizu phones will be released in December, Canonical is focusing on making Ubuntu Touch more stable, so that it can successfully perform the regular phone tasks.