Ubuntu Preview For Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 Coming Out On February 21st
Linux enthusiasts rejoiced at the news that Canonical would be bringing Ubuntu to the mobile realm, and although it was promised a developer preview would be available for the Galaxy Nexus at some point early this year, it now looks as though the Nexus 4 will be joining it. From 21st of February, anybody in ownership of either device will be able to get a first look at the OS, which is set to release at some point in October, and although developers may not be leaping out their seats in excitement, it’s hard not to take at least a fleeting interest in its progress.
Developers will be able to download and flash the software to these phones to aid in the creation of apps using the preview SDK.
The SDK, which is built atop of the latest Qt framework, comes with tutorials and design guidelines to ensure developers create beautiful, functional apps. As for casual users, it looks like there won’t be much to the installation process, though it will be a little more involved than flashing a custom Android ROM.
Canonical stresses that this is a developer preview and not finalized code, so you probably won’t be running this as your daily driver just yet.
It has been reported earlier that the first Ubuntu Phone OS powered devices will hit shelves later this year,in October to be more precise.