Ubuntu Touch/Phone Reaches Its First RTM Image
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 18 September 2014 at 12:09 PM EDT. 14 Comments
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The first image of Ubuntu Touch has been declared as ready for "release to manufacturing" after much work by Canonical.

After bug fixing and testing, the landing team for Ubuntu Phone has promoted their first image for ubuntu-rtm distribution. Ɓukasz Zemczak wrote, "We have promoted our first image from the ubuntu-rtm distribution! After QA did promotion-wise exploratory testing of #44 (krillin) and gave us a green light we decided to promote krillin's #44 and it's mako counterpart - #41, to the ubuntu-rtm/14.09 channel. That's excellent news as per our agreement we will not enter TRAINCON-0 but continue normal operation. Yay!"

Those wishing to try out this gold release can use the ubuntu-rtm/14.09 image on a supported Ubuntu Touch device -- namely the newer Google Nexus devices. Details on setting up Ubuntu Touch for those systems can be found via the Ubuntu Wiki.

The RTM announcement also says, "this image seems to be the most stable ubuntu-rtm image we ever had. Most blockers have been resolved (along with the no-input unity8 lockup bug), with only more minor issues remaining."

In December is when the first phone running Ubuntu Touch is expected for release, the Meizu MX4.

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