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    Nexus 7 2013

    My understanding from this week's phone podcast there is a forum group that has installed Touch on the Nexus 7 2013. Can anyone direct me to that forum or group and any supporting documentation? My first question is what works and what doesn't so I can decide whether I want to tackle it. This would be a wi-fi only unit.

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    Re: Nexus 7 2013

    This is just a guess mind you but it seems the answer is NO.
    How about this.
    So what exactly will 1.0 for tablets be? For developers? Install along Android on existing tablet?
    An OEM tablet appears to be a speck on the horizon.
    I hold out hope for something fruitful in the big April tablet announcement.

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    Re: Nexus 7 2013

    There is this forum

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/ubuntu-touch

    I have heard that the Nexus 7 2013 has now become an official development device. Ubuntu Touch is at version 1.0 optimised for phones. By the release date of Ubuntu 14.04 Ubuntu Touch should be at version 1.5 optimised for Tablets. There is this page with links to discussion and chat groups

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch

    If you go to Ubuntu On-Air you will find some past video conferences that will reveal the progress being made. You may wish to look for future sessions on subjects that interest you. As to what works and what does not work, then it all depends upon whether you are asking about hardware or software. From what I have heard, it has been possible for sometime now to use Ubuntu on the phone as a fully functional phone replacement. Several Canonical employees have been using Ubuntu phone as their only phone for awhile now. Part of the reason why only 4 reference devices were selected was so that Canonical developers could test the code from day to day.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/UbuntuOnAir

    You should also review the sessions at the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit.

    http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-1403/

    Keep in mind that installing Ubuntu on a phone or tablet device is still considered an experiment and for development purposes. The official focus of development is directed first to producing a Ubuntu OS that will be pre-installed on OEM retail devices - phone or tablet. And secondly in converging the code into one Ubuntu code base for phone, tablet, desktop and TV.

    I do not think that much is being done to provide a Ubuntu that will install on any existing mobile hardware in the same way that we install Ubuntu on desktop/laptop devices. The Ubuntu developer community has limits on what it can do.

    The code to dual boot Ubuntu on Android is a private developer project. I do not think that Canonical will spend human resources on that project as it is not how they see Ubuntu becoming a widely used OS on mobile devices. Pre-installed is the direction that Ubuntu is going in.

    Regards.
    Last edited by grahammechanical; March 14th, 2014 at 08:22 PM.
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    Re: Nexus 7 2013

    Thanks for the response. I appreciate it.

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