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    Phoronix: Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 Released With More Phones Supported, UI Improvements

    The UBports community has announced the release of Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 as their newest over-the-air update to this Ubuntu mobile operating system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...u-Touch-OTA-13

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    This has really improved quite a bit since the old Ubuntu days. I have been running it on an old Nexus5 for a while now and will probably switch over my OnePlus3 that I use as a daily driver this week. Really 99% of the typical Smartphone things can be done fine with this

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Julius View Post
      This has really improved quite a bit since the old Ubuntu days. I have been running it on an old Nexus5 for a while now and will probably switch over my OnePlus3 that I use as a daily driver this week. Really 99% of the typical Smartphone things can be done fine with this
      What would you say, specifically, is still missing? I haven't seriously tried Ubuntu touch for a quite a while, but I still have a Nexus 5 and a Oneplus 3 laying around.

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      • #4
        Whatever happened to Convergence? I wanted that more than anything else.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by wswartzendruber View Post
          Whatever happened to Convergence? I wanted that more than anything else.
          Same thing to the idea that they were going to put a real Linux on the Samsung Dex... it died in a fire. Best hope for it now is probably the Librem phone.

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          • #6
            It's too bad it doesn't yet support the Xperia XZ 2, as I bought one just for the fun of it, so it's an extra device I just mess with (wanted to see the difference between a mostly stock Android and a Samsung Android phone (there are HUGE usability fixes they do at Samsung by the way). But would love to put a non-Android OS on there.

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            • #7
              wswartzendruber Ironically Canonical gave up on convergence only to find it now works better on GNOME.

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              • #8
                Will have to check it out on my old Ubuntu phone E4.5.
                Only bug I had in the past, is that while there is no SIM card in it, it looses the WiFi password from my LAN. But that apparently was fixed with last months beta/alpha?
                Linuxer since the early beginnings...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wswartzendruber View Post
                  Whatever happened to Convergence? I wanted that more than anything else.
                  Originally posted by leech View Post
                  Same thing to the idea that they were going to put a real Linux on the Samsung Dex... it died in a fire. Best hope for it now is probably the Librem phone.
                  Waaaaat?! Convergence still is the main goal of Ubuntu Touch. And it already works very well. Lomiri (was Unity8) is now running on Manjaro and proves to be a usable desktop environment. You can totally use your phone pluging it to a screen, and then use a bluetooth keyboard and the phone screen as a touchpad, to have a desktop-like experience.

                  Where did you read convergence is dead?
                  Last edited by Flaburgan; 09-22-2020, 09:18 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Flaburgan View Post
                    Waaaaat?! Convergence still is the main goal of Ubuntu Touch. And it already works very well. Lomiri (was Unity8) is now running on Manjaro and proves to be a usable desktop environment. You can totally use your phone plugin it to a screen, and then use a bluetooth keyboard and the phone screen as a touchpad, to have a desktop-like experience.

                    Where did you read convergence is dead?
                    EXACTLY CORRECT! An example of an early build of Ubuntu Touch running in desktop mode on the PineTab can be seen here. Again, to the critics, the linked video demonstrates an early build of Ubuntu Touch running in desktop mode. Ubuntu Touch in phone mode is already running great, and desktop mode is improving daily.

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