Questions about Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version for phones and tablets.

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What hardware does Ubuntu Touch support?

With the announcement of the Ubuntu Phone OS I'd like to know what phone (and tablet) models are supported at this time. Note from foss & Oli: We are making this the master question for all ...
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How do I go about porting Ubuntu Touch to different devices?

I would like to port Ubuntu Touch to a device that is currently not supported. What are the requirements for doing this and where do I begin?
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What is Ubuntu Touch (Ubuntu for Phones)

Following up on Canonical's announcement, what is Ubuntu for phones, where can I download a copy of the OS to run on my phone? And how do I know if it's compatible with my phone?
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How can I get started with developing apps for Ubuntu Touch? [closed]

I am interested in trying the new Ubuntu for phones OS development. (I am not an Ubuntu developer, I am new to Ubuntu. Impressed by the Ubuntu Touch preview, I got interested in learning how to ...
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Will Ubuntu Touch work on my tablet or phone? [duplicate]

I have a Kindle Fire HD and want to know if the tablet version works or not. Can it be used to take the place of the Candle operating system?
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Is there an Ubuntu Touch emulator or a way to install it in a VM?

Is there any way to install Ubuntu Touch inside a virtual machine on a regular Ubuntu computer instead of on a phone or tablet? Or is there an emulator, like the one the Android SDK comes with?
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How do I start developing applications for Ubuntu on mobile devices?

I've come away a little confused on how to develop mobile apps for Ubuntu. First of all, do developers need the Ubuntu operating system to develop for Ubuntu? Is it possible to develop Ubuntu apps ...
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Where can I get a device with 'Ubuntu for phones' pre-installed?

Canonical has recently announced Ubuntu for phones, which is Ubuntu with a specific interface for mobile devices. Where can I get phones with this version of Ubuntu pre-installed? If no devices are ...
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How do I use ubuntu-device-flash with the BQ Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5

The tool 'ubuntu-device-flash' can be used to update the software on an ubuntu phone manually. It can be used to change the device to a different 'channel' of updates and also perform a reset of the ...
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How to return to stock Android after installing Ubuntu Touch

Whenever I try and uncompress the tar file, I get this: tar (child): nakasi-jro03d-factory-e102ba72.tg: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: ...
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Can Ubuntu run on a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT?

My family might be buying a Windows Surface tablet with Windows RT (Nvidia)? I was wondering if I can run Ubuntu or WUBI on it for my homework?
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Can I develop ubuntu for phones apps in Python? [duplicate]

Does anyone know if we can develop apps for ubuntu for phones in Python ? PyQT / PySide would seem to support also QML. But can we use them on the phones ?
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When is the expected stable release date of Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet?

Is there an expected stable release date of Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet? If so, what are their dates?
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WhatsApp available for Ubuntu Phone?

does someone know if there is already a WhatsApp Version for Ubuntu Phone? I decided to install Ubuntu on my Android, but i don't want to use my Phone without WhatsApp. Thanks for every useful ...
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Run system commands from QML App

I want to run a system command from inside my application. It's suppose to run a command on a remote server using SSH. But that's not really the point. The point is that I don't know how to run any ...
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Is there an Ubuntu tablet edition?

Is there a tablet version of Ubuntu? Will it run on the iPad or motion LE1600?
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How can I access my Ubuntu phone over ssh?

Whenever I try to run apt-get install openssh-server I get the following errors: root@ubuntu-phablet:/home/hablet# apt-get install openssh-server W: Not using locking for read only lock file ...
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Ubuntu Touch (officially launched version): How to sync contacts

Now that Ubuntu Touch was officially launched today (17th October 2013): How do I sync (upload to/download from) my contacts, with my Ubuntu Touch OS?
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Can't install qt-components-ubuntu because I'm using full release of QT 5.0.0

It appears that since I didn't install the beta1 version of QT5 from the ppa, I'm unable to use the Ubuntu components package. I have the released version QT5 already and not interested in installing ...
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Ubuntu Touch using apt-get

I'm sorry if this has already been asked, I did do some searching and didn't find it. However a number of questions, I have just installed the latest Ubuntu touch, on a nexus 5, and was going to have ...
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“QtQuick version 2.0 is not installed” while trying to run CurrencyConverter Example for Ubuntu Phone

I was following the step-by-step guide on how to develop an Ubuntu Phone application but Qt Creator throughs the error message (module "QtQuick" version 2.0 is not installed) when I run it with ...
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What are some tablets that can run Ubuntu? [closed]

I can't believe I'm actually asking this, but what are some good, cheap tablets that can run Ubuntu? I'm considering getting a tablet, but I don't really want an expensive one like an iPad. And I love ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on the Asus transformer?

I am planning to buy a netvertible (tablet netbook hybrid) and install Ubuntu 11.04 on it, probably as a dual boot with the shipped OS. The Asus transformer which was just released looks really nice. ...
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Ubuntu Nexus 7 as USB device does not work

I connected USB cable from Nexus 7 running Ubuntu to my Ubuntu laptop but there is no new USB device found when I run lsusb. Is this function supported?
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how to dual-boot ubuntu-touch with android

I have been following the progress of the ubuntu-touch, mostly via blog posts, and YouTube(am loving every video of it). But, as far as i can tell, popular apps like WhatsApp, Viber, etc... are yet ...
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Embedding C++ Objects into QML with Context Properties

According to Qt5 documentation: exposing methods including qt slots all public slots of C++ classes that inherit from QObject, are accessible from QML Here what I did: C++ class MyClass : public ...
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Will there be a way to install “Ubuntu for phones” on Apple mobile devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What hardware will the Ubuntu Mobile OS support? Is there any plans to make Ubuntu Phone OS run on jailbroken iPads, iPhones, and iPods? I know someone managed to get ...
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Ubuntu Touch install syntax error

I encountered an error while trying to install Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4. After the following command: phablet-flash (cdimage-touch|cdimage-legacy|ubuntu-system|community) -b I received an error ...
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Installing Ubuntu touch on samsung galaxy tab 2 p3100

I need some one guidance to install ubuntu touch on my samsung galaxy tab 2 p3100 and i also wanna know what all app's supports it like whats's app, wechat, and wordpress ect.
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Qt Quick UI templates missing from Qt Creator's New File or Project dialog

After following the getting started guide on the Go mobile page, everything seems just fine. All the Ubuntu specific stuff is there, but when I try to create a new project using the Qt Quick 2 UI ...
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Install with sudo app-get install doesn't work, “Not using locking for read only file /var/lib/dpkg/lock”

I just installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7. Unfortunately I can't install anything from the terminal app: If I enter: sudo apt-get install yasm -y git make g++ build-essential libminiupnpc-dev I ...
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Why Ubuntu.Components 0.1 missing from QTCreator?

First of all i need to create a "hello world" app using QML & QT Creator as described here http://developer.ubuntu.com/get-started/gomobile/ Second, when i was trying to install QML platform and ...
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Where can I buy the Ubuntu phone to start developing apps?

Is the Ubuntu Phone available anywhere yet? I want start developing apps. I am very impatient to start to develop on real ubuntu phone.
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu on a Nexus 7?

Is it possible to run Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 on a Google Nexus Tablet? Would it be able to run Unity and/or Gnome Shell? or would it have to run a lighter desktop environment?
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No mobile data on Nexus 4 Ubuntu Touch

I've installed 29/01/2014 Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4 (with .84 radio from Android 4.3). I can make/receive calls and connect to wifi but when I turn wifi off I see a 3G icon flash up two or three ...
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Ubuntu touch apt-get

In Ubuntu touch on a tablet, can I use apt-get to access Ubuntu repositories with native apps - and will native apps run in Ubuntu touch? Cheers, Jesper
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How to order the Ubuntu Phone? [duplicate]

Yes, of course, I want that Ubuntu Phone. Where is the order now button?
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Installing Ubuntu on Nexus 7

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 as mentioned in the official wiki . However, when I run the Ubuntu Nexus7 installer I get an error saying that it cannot download the content (My connection ...
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Would Android apps be able to run in Ubuntu touch natively?

I'm wondering why Android apps won't be able to be run natively on Ubuntu Touch. I mean, isn't it all just Linux?
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Ubuntu Phone Emulator and Developer Phone Release Date

Will they release an emulator on which apps can be tested? If yes, which IDE will they choose? (eclipse, qt creator, mono, all of them?) Also is there any way to get an Ubuntu Phone for developing ...
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Can I replace the Android OS with Ubuntu on the Zeki 7.0" Android Tablet?

I just ordered this tablet from Target, but I would much rather have Ubuntu on it than Android. Is there any way I can remove Android and install Ubuntu with the necessary drivers? It seems like it ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 while being able to recover from an Nandroid backup?

I use CyanogenMod and ClockWork Recovery on my Nexus 7. How can my existing full nandroid backup be used to restore my device after installing Ubuntu? The instructions assume "recovery" would mean ...
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How to take a screenshot on Ubuntu Touch

I have flashed Ubuntu Touch on my Motorola Razr GSM (umts_spyder), and would like to take screenshots, but I don't know how. Is there a way to do that?
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How do I view or install Ubuntu Touch apps?

Lots of people have started developing Ubuntu Touch apps for the Ubuntu App Showdown and just in general, and have published them in the Click App Store. What is the Click App Store, and how do I ...
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Nexus 7 dual-boot with android?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu in parallel to Android on the Nexus 7 (dual-boot), or not? If not, how hard would it be to add the feature? It should be just a matter of adding another partition and ...
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Saving user settings in QML/JS

I'm working on a small game and i'd like to know how can i write/read a user settings file in ubuntu touch?
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Will there be x86 builds of Ubuntu Tablet / Phone?

While there is plenty of buzz for Ubuntu Touch / Ubuntu Phone builds for Nexuses, are there any images (if at all) coming for the normal x86 platform. I am particularly interested in the Ubuntu Tablet ...
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How to create a dialog and set title and text dynamically

Looking at the Dialog component example in the Ubuntu SDK documentation, it looks as if dialogs are intended to be defined as static components with fixed title and text. Or at least I cannot figure ...
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Can I download Ubuntu for Android to my mobile device?

My question is already in the title. I want to buy a tablet but I want to work with OpenOffice as well. So in combination with a monitor and a dock it would be possible. But can I download Ubuntu for ...
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How do I sync Google contacts?

I have flashed a phone with Ubuntu for Phones and would like to get my contacts from Google onto the device. How do I do that?