A while back is when Ubuntu Touch Preview was officially out for the Nexus devices viz GSM Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 and it has just been a matter of days when developers at XDA Forums and other reputed developing communities began compiling this amazing mobile OS for their devices. We’ve already Instructed the Nexus S users to Install this Ubuntu Touch Preview. However, a lot of devices are now up to our list and we will definitely get back to you on that.
As for now, we have some astounding news for you, Ubuntu has finally decided to give the people (YOU!) a chance to be the part of this program and contribute by adding support for more and more devices. Many Developers from various regions around the world have already got their names added up to the list, corresponding the devices they are working on. So to sum up, developers have added their self compiled images of the same for a few devices and others are already in progress.
The Ubuntu Touch Preview Devices Wiki Page has already been split into 3 sections, now lets look up to what these three sections consists of.
For more info, follow the Ubuntu Touch Preview Wiki.
“Running fine” Builds
These are the stable builds for the devices officially supported by Ubuntu. Since we all know that only 4 devices are eligible for this right now. As soon as a build for a specific device gets stable enough, it shall be added to this list. And for now lets see which 4 do we have here.
- Galaxy Nexus (maguro)
- Nexus 4 (mako)
- Nexus 7 (grouper)
- Nexus 10 (manta)
“Sort of working” Builds
The builds which are already up for downloads in a working condition, providing you certain working features and maybe some non-working ones. The list of working and non-working features and functions is independent for every device. The list includes the following 24 devices
- Asus Transformer (tf101)
- Asus Transformer Infinity (tf700t)
- Asus Transformer Pad (tf300t)
- Verizon Galaxy Nexus (toro)
- Sprint Galaxy Nexus (toroplus)
- Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi (P5110)
- HTC Desire (bravo)
- HTC DNA (dlx)
- Huawei Ascend G300 (u8115)
- Kindle Fire 1st Gen (otter)
- Kindle Fire 2nd Gen (otter2)
- Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ (jem)
- LG Nitro/Optimus HD (p930)
- Motorola Droid 3 (solana)
- Motorola Droid 4 (maserati)
- Motorola Droid Bionic (targa)
- Motorola Droid RAZR (spyder)
- Nexus One (passion)
- Samsung Galaxy Note (N7000
- Samsung Galaxy Note II (N7100)
- Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 (galaxysmtd)
- Sony Xperia S (nozomi)
- Sony Xperia T (mint)
- Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 (d2vzw)
“Work in progress” Builds
These are the list of builds which are already in works by the respective developers. So, as soon as one of these gets build up and starts operating, it shall be added to Sort of working section and when its reaches a stable stage, then finally to Working fine. Currently, 21 devices are already in works.
- Alcatel OT-995 (cocktail)
- AT&T Samsung Galaxy SIII (d2att)
- Dell Streak 7 (streak7)
- HTC Desire S (saga)
- HTC One X (endeavoru)
- HTC One X+ (enrc2b)
- HTC One X+ (evitareul)
- HTC One XL (evita)
- Kindle Fire HD 7″ (tate)
- LG Optimus 4X HD (eternity)
- LG Spectrum 4G (i_vzw)
- LG Optimus 2X (p990)
- Motorola Atrix (olympus)
- Nexus S (crespo)
- Notion Ink Adam PQi 3G (adam_3g)
- Notion Ink Adam PQi Wifi (adam)
- Samsung Galaxy Note i717 (qquincyatt)
- Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 (galaxysl)
- Samsung Galaxy SII (i777)
- Samsung Galaxy SIII (I9300)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wifi (p4wifi)
The lists above are massive and are growing at a pace, as soon as new developers add in. Installation instructions and in-depth information for all the respective builds shall be found here. If you are a developer, follow the Adding your image section on the same page and submit your work to gain entry.
What do think of this action by the Ubuntu community? Is your device included in the list? Which one is it? Give us your feedback regarding the specific build for your device, do you think it is stable for daily use?