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Good news for everyone of you ROMers that also like Ubuntu, Canonical has announced that the developer preview of Ubuntu Touch is coming out tomorrow (February 21st).  This preview was supposed to only be for the Galaxy Nexus but now the Nexus 4 has also been added to the list of devices that will be able to flash the developer build of the operating system.

In addition to both of these phones, Canonical comes out of no where to announce that the Nexus 7 and 10 will also be getting in on some of the Ubuntu Touch goodness. There has been a video released showing off Ubuntu on the tablet and I have to say, it looks pretty amazing.  There are functions with the multitasking and settings that I would love to see in AOSP.  You can find the software demo on the Nexus 10 below along with press photos.

 

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 There were rumors floating around the internet that phones with this OS built into it would arrive at carriers this October but these rumors have been shot to pieces. Mark Shuttleworth, the big boss in charge of Ubuntu, has since come out and that developer versions of Ubuntu (13.10) would be available in October, actual phones will not ship until 2014.  This is a big disappointment for those who don’t want to flash their phones but at least the software will be out there.

Will you be flashing any of your devices to run this software, waiting to buy the phones when they come to carriers, or are you not even interested in Ubuntu Touch? I will be flashing both my Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 10 to show all of you what it looks like and how it feels compared to Android.

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Justin Duino

Justin Duino

(Founder | Editor-in-Chief) - I am currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno getting my degree in Computer Science.I have been fortunate to work with some brilliant people in the technology industry and plan to continue so for the rest of my life.I am currently using a Nexus 5, a Nexus 7 (2013), and a Nexus 10. Additionally, I am one of the first Glass Explorers with Google Glass and loving it!
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