Ubuntu for Phones Hands-On With the Nexus 4 (Video)

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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!

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About The Author
Taylor Martin
Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn't go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or "nerd bag." In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition.| Google+