Ubuntu Developer Preview coming to Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus on Feb 21

Ubuntu phones

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu project has announced that it will release the images and open source code of the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on February 21. The OS will support the Google Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus handsets.

Canonical Team members will install the OS on the phones of developer, enthusiasts, and more at the upcoming Mobile World Congress which will be held on March 25-28 in Barcelona.

The Touch Developer Preview is designed for enthusiasts and developers for giving them a chance to familiarize themselves with Ubuntu’s smartphone experience and develop applications on spare handsets.

Along with the announcement of availability of the Touch Developer Preview on the handsets, Canonical has published Preview SDK and App Design Guides for developers building touch apps for full range of Ubuntu platforms. The published Preview SDK can provide you a range of documented templates to enable native applications to be created quickly and easily. Apps Design Guide will give you how the templates can be used to design and build beautiful and usable apps.

“Our platform supports a wide range of screen sizes and resolutions. Developers who have experience bringing up phone environments will find it relatively easy to port Ubuntu to current handsets,” said Canonical’s Pat McGowan, who leads the smartphone integration effort.

You can download Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu from Thursday. February 21 from this link.
Touch Developer Preview.

Source: Canonical

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