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Experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator Unveiled

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Published on 20 November 2013 12:12 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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Canonical's Ricardo Salveti de Araujo announced this morning the release of an experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator. This emulator for the Ubuntu-focused tablet/phone version is complete with the Unity 8 user-interface and is running on the Mir display server.

The first release of the public Ubuntu Touch Emulator was uploaded, as announced on the ubuntu-phone list. The Android package contains the first functional version, complete with Unity 8 and Mir.

Those wanting to try out the Ubuntu Touch Emulator can follow the instructions on this Ubuntu Wiki page and it's recommended to be running Ubuntu 14.04 development packages.

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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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