Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview “sort of working” on Xperia S and Xperia T

by XB on 28th February 2013

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Canonical first revealed its mobile UI for Ubuntu called ‘Ubuntu Touch’ earlier this year. The mobile operating system is competing with other such mobile operating systems including Firefox OS and Tizen. Canonical recently released the Developer Preview for Ubuntu Touch supporting a whole host of new phones.

The good news for Sony Xperia fans is that this preview is running on both the Xperia S and Xperia T. There are currently three categories showing how well each preview is working: 1) Running fine, 2) Sort of working and 3) Work in progress. The Xperia devices are sitting in category two showing that good progress is being made. Obviously, this preview will only appeal to those who are curious on Ubuntu Touch – the OS has no apps and functionality is limited in its current state. You can keep an eye on progress here.

  • Hannad Ahmed

    Awesome! Way better than Firefox os imo…

  • Nek0

    As soon as it works as a beta, I’m gonna test it on my XS, I’m just too curious about Ubuntu Touch :P

  • badKID

    Good job Canonical !!!!!!! Yeahhhh I really love their concept too. An all-in-one OS, just one version run on all devices from phones to tablets to traditional laptops and desktops. Wow ! so cool

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  • Apology11

    On xda developers forum you can download the r po ms for your phone.

  • unicum

    Want it for Xperia U, if no more android update.

  • ??????? ????????

    For Xperia P need)))

  • j_ee

    How about Xperia P?

  • DragonClaw

    Firefox OS is not for devices like Xperia S or Xperia T. These are premium devices, and Firefox OS is targeted at the lower end devices.

  • Azerat

    please develope the ubuntu for mine galaxy min 2 (gt-s6500d)

  • Herman

    It’s great because the Xperia S has an HDMI port: you can easily plug in a monitor to make it desktop-like!

  • Quixote

    When it gets ready, Sony support, with their unacceptably poor and down-to-date update policy, Android with its slow, crappy & crashy Java virtual machine and apps, and Google, with its fascist big brother I-know-all-from-you (ergo the US secret services know too) behavior will be eradicated as much as possible from my Xperia S (Duckduckgo is my main internet search engine, but it can’t copete with the efficacy of Google, let’s be honest, and as long as I keep using Google, the angloamericans will keep haveing information about me).

    I shall use mi autistici.org all-privacy-respectful mail address that I haven’t wanted to set up on my phone, since I know that everything I do on it is logged and sent who knows where. I shall use the Openstreetmap app, that I’m sure will be available for Ubuntu and will work faster and better than on Android; since it seems all Owncloud based commercial servers don’t offer free accounts anymore and have closed the ones they had given some months ago I’ll use muy Ubuntu one recently opened cloud storage account (let’s hope they increase the free space to more than the present 5 GB when Ubuntu Phone is out for consumers). And last but not least, I doubt that LibreOffice won0t be available for Ubuntu, finishing my dependency of Gdrive for editing my ODT files.

    Things mihgt change, of course, it wouldn’t be the first time something that seems so promising degenerates, but even if it does, I’m sure Ubuntu still will be faster, more stable (I’m talking about native c/c++ written applications, of course), secure and privacy-respecting than Android. Oh, and let’s not forget the possibility of writing our own bash scripts :D

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