Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

This question already has an answer here:

I Have a Nokia C7 and would love to use ubuntu mobile OS. Is there any plans of releasing for Nokia C7 phones as well? I guess the hardware is same as any standard touch phone...

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Kevin Bowen, Web-E, Eliah Kagan, Eric Carvalho, vasa1 Mar 27 '13 at 13:05

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

    
See also wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices for a list of devices that are in the progress of having touch ported to them and their operational status. –  Kevin Bowen Mar 27 '13 at 5:12
    
First you need to unlock bootloader, so no one is working on it. 2nd thing, you need hardware drivers that is compatible with android, that is also not available. 3rd is does your phone has 4Gb internal memory (not external sd card), so it doesn't meet min. requirement. –  Web-E Mar 27 '13 at 5:17

1 Answer 1

Sadly I'd say no. Porting an OS to a device is far more complicated than you think. It usually requires intimate knowledge of a devices hardware and many manufacturers do not provide this information, requiring porters to literally dissect the workings of a device in order to compile the needed drivers and software. Doing so is a very long and drawn out process and even then the task may not succeed. Even devices as popular as the Samsung Galaxy S2 and S3 (international versions) aren't getting popular Custom Android ROMs like Cyanogenmod because the Devs can no longer spare the immense effort that would be required to build the necessary software to run the OS properly and Samsung isn't being forthcoming about the inner workings of their Hardware.

In the end a phone like your Nokia probably won't be seeing Ubuntu any time soon.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.