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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is canonical choosing QT over GTK for Unity's next generation?

So much has been written that I'm kinf of confused, but if I'm not mistaken Canonical is building the next generation of Unity for mobile devices with Qt, and in the near future the desktop will also ...
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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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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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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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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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Testing Ubuntu mobile applications

I'm currently reading a lot about the new Ubuntu mobile (phone) OS, and now I'm wondering if there is the possibility to test applications. I know that QtCreator is the recommended IDE and an emulator ...
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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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How to use Whatsapp mobile application on Ubuntu Touch?

In my Android I have "Whatsapp" application running. But mobile freak I am not, and specially the mobile keyboards. So how can I run my same application, same account from my Ubuntu desktop PC? ...
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How will the Ubuntu Phone SDK impact desktop development [closed]

If I was to develop an application for Ubuntu after the Ubuntu Phone announcement, I would be concerned with several issues. I know that these things will not change immediately, but I'm thinking ...
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How Will App Permissions be Handled in Ubuntu Touch?

Most elements of the hardware, or data sets shared between apps on the Android and iOS platform are controlled strongly, and only provided to apps explicitly on a need-to-know basis. This can allow ...
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How to run Ubuntu touch apps on Ubuntu desktop?

I see there are some nice apps being developed for Ubuntu touch and that some of them support larger screens. Now, I would like to run some of these apps on my desktop? Is this possible at the moment? ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu Touch Apps don't recognize Ubuntu MultiTouch, utouch

I was under the assumption that the Ubuntu Touch Apps as found here would run using the Ubuntu Touch stack, supporting gestures and touch events. However through my attempts I have only been able to ...
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How do you package HTML applications for Ubuntu Touch?

Gomobile talks about HTML5 applications but doesn't explain how to package or install them on Ubuntu Phone/Touch. Is the "Unity Webapps" stuff webapps the same for Ubuntu Touch? (API documentation ...
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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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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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Are there any standard icons for qml-app-development?

I am developing a qml-app and I want to put icons on the buttons. I would like to use ubuntu standard icons to get the real ubuntu look for my app. How can I do this?
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Where can I get the source code for “Ubuntu for phones”?

It says in your website that Ubuntu is a free operating system. How can I get the source code for "Ubuntu for phones"?
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Ubuntu Touch running on Fairphone - are there agreements?

I bought a Fairphone (http://www.fairphone.com) because I've read that it should be open for different OS, e.g. Ubuntu Touch. Now I would like to know, if Canonical will use that chance to provide ...
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How can I update the Ubuntu SDK preview from the Qt 5 Beta PPA to the Qt 5 Release PPA

When the Ubuntu SDK preview was announced on the 2nd of January, it was based on the Qt 5 Beta release (as Qt 5 had not yet been released and packaged for Ubuntu). At some point, the Qt 5 release was ...
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Playing Sound with Ubuntu QML Toolkit preview

I've installed the Ubuntu QML Toolkit Preview as per the instructions on http://developer.ubuntu.com/get-started/gomobile/ (with a minor fiddle to get it working on 12.04). I'm trying to write an app ...
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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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Can a single Ubuntu SDK target touch and desktop with separate layouts?

I know that touch apps will run on the desktop with the same UI, but I was wondering if it will be possible for a single Ubuntu SDK app to have a multi-window UI with desktop style UI elements when ...
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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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Does Ubuntu Touch consume less power than Android? [closed]

One of the problems of new OSs is power consumption. That is because power and performance requires a lot of tweaks and experience with the kernel, drivers and OS code-base on one hand, and a lot of ...
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How to use theming in QML for Ubuntu Phone

The Ubuntu Interface Toolkit Documentations documents Theming for QML Elements with a syntax that is quite similar to CSS. It sounds amazing to me, but I am unable to get started with it. I have tried ...
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Ubuntu Touch Emulator not working

I decided to try out Ubuntu Touch using the ubuntu-emulator to see if I like it. Eventually I will use this to make and test Ubuntu apps. I ran these commands to install, create and run ...
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Ubuntu Touch running on Android Emulator

As Ubuntu Touch has an underlying Android/CyanogenMod Layer, I would like to ask if it's possible with reasonable effort to run Ubuntu on the Android Emulator which is part of the Android SDK.
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Does Ubuntu on Nexus 7 support the GPS hardware?

If I install Ubuntu onto my Nexus 7 via this guide will I still be able to use GPS and Google Maps?
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Is there way to compile Qt5 programs, written with c++, to Ubuntu Touch?

I'm creating a program with Qt5 and C++, and I would like to compile my program for Ubuntu Touch Preview or Ubuntu desktop arm. I'm running those systems on Nexus 7. I have found the right C++ ...
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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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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?
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Cleanly uninstall ubuntu from Nexus 7

If I install Ubuntu on the Nexus 7 (following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation), and later uninstall it, will the device be in the original state, or will there be ...
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Will Android apps be compatible with the Ubuntu Phone OS?

I have heard that there is some similarity in the code used for both Ubuntu and Android programs, but has there been any mention in all the recent publicity over the forthcoming Ubuntu OS for phones, ...
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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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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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What is the (initial) root password for Ubuntu on Nexus 7?

Is it possible to install anything on nexus 7' Ubuntu? I installed Ubuntu, booted, but there's only default admin account.
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QtCreator error; can't load library; ProjectExplorer(2.6.82)

I try to install the new Ubuntu Phone SDK using the instructions here: http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/app-developer-cookbook/mobile/currency-converter-phone-app/ Unfortunately when I run ...
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How do I dynamically add tab to tabs?

I am trying to add a new tab to the tabs component with the code below. When running there is no error reported but no additional tabs are show. I have tried using both tabs and tabs.__tabsModel as ...