I want to Install Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4.
But, I don't know whether the device support Desktop Convergence.
What I heard is we cannot connect keyboard and mouse to Nexus 4 via USB.
If Desktop Convergence is possible with Nexus 4, how it can be achieved?


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    Desktop convergence is not scheduled for the upcoming 13.10 release. Wait at least for the 14.04 release. – LiveWireBT Oct 11 '13 at 16:05
  • I am currently using a bluetooth keyboard and mouse with android and it workd fine. Waiting on a release of ubuntu touch that has the convergence for the nexus 4. – user43899 Apr 6 '15 at 20:54

Yes, mostly. It supports HDMI over MHL, so you can connect your Nexus 4 to your monitor or TV. You will need a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to actually control the desktop, as the Nexus 4 has no other ports.

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  • Hi Ian, do you know the supported keyboards/mice for nexus 4? – Shashanka Chigurupati Oct 13 '13 at 17:53
  • I don't, as supported peripherals on the Nexus 4 with Android might differ when Ubuntu touch is installed. – Ian Hyzy Oct 14 '13 at 1:09
  • So not Slimport? – Daniel Holm Apr 13 '15 at 22:15

I just posted this link on another thread, the blogger explains his experience with Desktop convergence and has a Logitech K380 keyboard and Logitech M557 mouse. https://sturmflut.github.io/ubuntu/convergence/2015/11/01/ubuntu-convergence-part-1/

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