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Ubuntu Touch Improves, Comes To More Hardware

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Published on 25 March 2013 03:12 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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A weekly status update on Ubuntu Touch has been shared that illustrates more work on their key applications and more ports of this phone/tablet-oriented Ubuntu Linux heading to more hardware.

The "Week 12" status update was issued by Ricardo Salveti de Araujo today on the ubuntu-devel list.

Some highlights for Ubuntu Touch over the past week include:

- Bluetooth support for the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Bluetooth capabilities for the Nexus 4 should be enabled in the coming weeks.

- Ubuntu's image gallery application is now called gallery-app while the telephony application is called phone-app.

- Work is ongoing for Qt 5.0.1 usage and compatibility.

- Many fixes and other improvements.

- New ports are bringing Ubuntu Touch to the LG Optimus L9, HP TouchPad, and SGS III (Qualcomm TMO).

Those wondering about mobile devices with Ubuntu Touch can visit this Wiki page.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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