Ubuntu for Phones Hands-On With the Nexus 4 (Video)
All eyes were on Canonical today for the much-anticipated release of the developer preview of Ubuntu for Phones and Tablets. Canonical brings Ubuntu Touch forward with one thing in mind: convergence. The idea is that you can carry a single device to perform all your standard daily tasks. Carry a smartphone in your pocket running Ubuntu for Phones, yet when you attach peripherals – such as a mouse, keyboard and monitor – the interface reverts to its full-OS form.
After some finagling, I managed to flash Ubuntu on the Nexus 4. Surprisingly, despite the hours of getting nowhere, the install process is very easy, thanks to the handiwork of some guys over at xda-developers. In the video below, I go over the platform and talk about some of its best and worst features – keep in mind, this is only a developer preview. Well, what are you waiting for? Check it out!