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2nd January 2013, 06:24 PM   |  #1  
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Canonical just announced their mobile OS called Ubuntu Mobile
Now, you're probably wondering why I put this in the GNex general.
Let me tell you.
The dev phone at this phase for UM is the one and only, Galaxy Nexus.
As seen here: http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/02/u...r-smartphones/
And in pretty much every picture of it on http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone

I made this thread for discussion, speculation and the likes

So, how long do you think until the first build is avalable for us?

UPDATE: Everything we know so far (basic information and release times) are here:
http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comm...anonical_will/

Official instructions for installation (You need to have a Ubuntu/compatable Linux distribution installed):
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Install
Easiest way to install the preview image:
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For people wondering about install (tried with TWRP):

1. Nandroid backup
2. Factory Reset
3. Grab quantal-preinstalled-armel+maguro.zip (MD5: e4c9c5601019ec7ce24f43f317361982) and quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip (MD5: edd3c43909a6e73ac254b2673d40cc53) from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-tou...ntal/mwc-demo/
4. Flash quantal-preinstalled-armel+maguro.zip
5. Flash quantal-preinstalled-phablet-armhf.zip (this one will take a while, grab some coffee )
6. Reboot (screen will go black but after a few seconds Ubuntu is up)
7. Profit

This install didn't wiped my sdcard. I just restored my TWRP backup after a short Ubuntu testdrive.
If you are paranoid, just copy your stuf from SDCARD to your PC before flashing.

How to go back to Android?
It's easy.
You can either restore the Nandroid backup you made earlier (assuming you followed the instructions all the way) or just flash a ROM. It's as easy as that.
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2nd January 2013, 06:39 PM   |  #2  
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Can't friggin wait!

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I don't care as long as it's soon! Both Ubuntu for android and Ubuntu phone OS look awesome. They teased this over a year ago though... So I'm not crossing any fingers.

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Originally Posted by Lesicnik1

Canonical just announced their mobile OS called Ubuntu Mobile
Now, you're probably wondering why I put this in the GNex general.
Let me tell you.
The dev phone at this phase for UM is the one and only, Galaxy Nexus.
As seen here: http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/02/u...r-smartphones/
And in pretty much every picture of it on http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone

I made this thread for discussion, speculation and the likes

So, how long do you think until the first build is avalable for us?

This actually looks better than android to me! CANT WAIT
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2nd January 2013, 06:42 PM   |  #5  
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As already teased and promised, today Canonical is taking the wraps off the mobile version of Ubuntu, which is built around the existing Android kernel and drivers, but doesn't use a Java Virtual Machine and promises to use "the full power of the phone." Supporting both ARM and x86 processors, the Ubuntu phone OS will be compatible enough to let Android phone makers run it on their devices with minimal adaptation.



source:http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/2/382...s-announcement
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I don't care as long as it's soon! Both Ubuntu for android and Ubuntu phone OS look awesome. They teased this over a year ago though... So I'm not crossing any fingers.

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Actually, what they teased (if I remember correctly) is an Android phone, which when docked, puts Ubuntu on an external display.

This is similar, but instead of Android, you have Ubuntu Mobile
2nd January 2013, 06:47 PM   |  #7  
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Where can I find a flashable image? I must flash it!!!
Can't wait..
Finally an OS without Java virtual machine! Is it true...??
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Ubuntu.com/devices they have both Ubuntu os and Ubuntu for android

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Where can I find a flashable image? I must flash it!!!
Can't wait..
Finally an OS without Java virtual machine! Is it true...

And it's almost built for our Nexus. No keys, only gestures

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Just e-mailed them and asked when we'll be able to get it on our device.
Fingers crossed they reply

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