Ubuntu OS has just been announced for phones and its flashable images would make their way to the internet just after the end of this month. A few videos have already popped up on the internet, demonstrating how the hands on experience truly is with this open source OS.
Before jumping directly to the video, first things first. The Ubuntu for phones which was showcased in the CES (2013) is not just full of lags, but it actually stands nowhere close when compared to Project Butter on Android, which has made the touchscreen experience fluid and smooth on Jelly Bean.
Speaking of touch, they hardly let the devices to be touched by anyone for a considerable amount of time, which is not at all fair to the developers. But of course, considering that Ubuntu for Phones is still in its early stages, it is pretty much justified. However, what we saw at CES 2013, was not at all up to the mark and as a matter of fact was complete let down to an otherwise very promising OS. If Ubuntu for phones really wants to prove itself in the Android and iOS dominant market, it really needs to improve itself.
As already pointed out in our previous posts, Ubuntu for phones is to be seen no where near a US carrier store until the end of 2013. Nevertheless, the flashable (and much more improved) Ubuntu images would be available sometime in February. So folks who want to try out the new OS can do so by flashing the ROM on to their Android based device, given that they are ready to loose their warranty. After all, modifying the stock firmware is still against the terms and conditions of manufacturers, even if it is Ubuntu we are talking about.
Ubuntu for Phones running on Galaxy Nexus – Hands-On Video
Here is the hands on video with the Galaxy Nexus running on Ubuntu OS.