Ubuntu Touch

Ubuntu Touch
Ubuntu logo
The Ubuntu Touch home screen showing applications
Ubuntu community,
previously Canonical Ltd.
OS familyUnix-like
Source modelOpen-source
Latest release16.04 OTA-12 / 13 May 2020 (2020-05-13)[1]
Latest previewOTA-12 / 19 April 2020 (2020-04-19)[2]
Marketing targetSmartphones, tablets, mobile devices
Available inMultilingual
Update methodClick Update Manager, Image Based Updates, apt-get
Package managerClick packages
Kernel typeLinux kernel
Default user interfaceGraphical (Native and Web applications)
LicenseMainly the GPL and various other open source licenses
Official websitehttps://ubuntu-touch.io

Ubuntu Touch (also known as Ubuntu Phone) is a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system, being developed by the UBports community.[3][4][5] Written in Qt, it is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, but the original goal of convergence was intended to bring Ubuntu Touch to laptops, desktops, IOT devices, TVs and smart watches for a complete unified user experience.

The project was started by Canonical Ltd. but Mark Shuttleworth announced that Canonical would terminate support due to lack of market interest on 5 April 2017.[6][7] It was then adopted by UBports as a community project.[8] The UBports project was seeded by Marius Gripsgard in 2015 and the programming source code was transferred to the UBports Foundation where it now resides. UBports' mission is to support the collaborative development of Ubuntu Touch and to promote its widespread use.

  1. ^ "Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Release". UBports Blog. 13 May 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Call for Testing: Ubuntu Touch OTA-12". UBports Blog. 19 April 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  3. ^ Canonical. "Ubuntu on phones - Ubuntu". ubuntu.com. Archived from the original on 26 March 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  4. ^ Gripsgard, Marius. "I'm not giving up!". Google Plus. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  5. ^ UBports. "Ubuntu Touch". ubuntu-touch.io. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  6. ^ Sneddon, Joey (5 April 2017). "Ubuntu 18.04 To Ship with GNOME Desktop, Not Unity". OMG Ubuntu. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  7. ^ Shuttleworth, Mark. "Growing Ubuntu for Cloud and IoT, rather than Phone and convergence". Canonical. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  8. ^ Tiwari, Aditya (6 April 2017). "Unity 8 And Ubuntu Touch Aren't Going Away Completely, UBports Team Will Keep Them Alive". Retrieved 7 April 2017.

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