Stable version of Ubuntu 13.10 for phones, Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus supported is available now. For mobile techies out there, this is your chance to try it out and do some experimenting. You can try the OS on any other smartphone provided you know what you’re doing (really good at it) and also willing to take that risks. Who knows you can be contributing for further development of this OS.
Remember, this was meant for developers, evaluation purposes and industry partners only.
The table below lists the supported devices and their corresponding factory images, should you want to switch back to Android. The images can be found on the Google developer website.
|Device||Codename||Factory firmware from Google|
|Galaxy Nexus||maguro||takju or yakju|
That’s the end of the rather short compatibility list. Next, for hardware requirements see the table below.
|System requirements for smartphones||Entry level Ubuntu smartphone||“Superphone” that can be a PC|
Dual-core Cortex A9 or similar
Quad-core A9 or Intel Atom
512MB – 1GB
4-8GB eMMC + SD
Min 32GB eMMC + SD
Head over to the source link to download Ubuntu for phones right away. Please read the instructions carefully that can be found on the Canonical Ubuntu site.