Canonical has launched the newest iteration to their rapidly evolving and rapidly progressing Ubuntu OS. Last year, Canonical introduced Ubuntu for Android tablets and Smartphones, and later even attempted to make the first Ubuntu phone, the Edge, as well. Unfortunately, the crowd funding campaign for the latter failed, mainly due to the humongous target amount. If it were lesser, it would certainly have been more achievable.
Ubuntu 13.10 is the first stable version of the OS for Smartphones. Starting today, owners of the Google Nexus 4 can download the image of the mobile compatible OS and flash it on their phones by following the steps listed down on Canonical’s website. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Google’s Nexus phone for 2011) is also supported by the latest release. Sadly, that’s the end of the rather short compatibility list. We’re hoping that Canonical will add more popular devices to their support list in the near future as it would greatly enhance the adoption rate of their platform.
For those who want to try it out, head over to the source link to download Ubuntu for phones right away. It is worth trying it out before you decide whether it is for you or not.
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