What’s new: Ubuntu Touch RTM has been officially released.
As you may know, Canonical has been working a lot lately at the Ubuntu Touch RTM (release to manufacturing) branch, focusing on fixing bugs and stability issues, instead of implementing new features. And now, the Ubuntu Touch RTM image has been officially released.
After the latest changes, Ubuntu Touch is finally ready for daily usage, all the commands and applications now working properly, without any crashes. Also, the Ubuntu Touch RTM Image comes with a bunch of improvements: a pass code is required to unlock the phone, the developer mode has been implemented but not enabled by default.
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.
Also worth mentioning, Meizu has confirmed that Meizu MX4 running Ubuntu Touch and Flyme OS in dual boot is scheduled for release on December, this year.
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.