Ubuntu Phone, one of several alternative mobile operating systems set to make an appearance this year, now has a stable release build and is ready for download and use. As some may remember, Canonical released a Developer Preview of Ubuntu Phone back in February this year, for the two Nexus smartphones (Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4), before adding support for other popular Android smartphones. Now, it appears that the platform is ready for prime time.
The Ubuntu Phone OS is a gesture-based platform that runs on a Linux core. With the recently-announced Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu Phone can be seamlessly integrated into the desktop environment, making devices running on Ubuntu Phone essentially desktop-class devices. Currently, only the two Nexus devices are supported, and Canonical are still in negotiations with OEMs to produce their own Ubuntu Phone-running smartphones. The company’s recent Ubuntu Edge crowd-funding program also failed to hit the ambitious $32m target.
If you’ve got a Nexus smartphone lying around, or feeling particularly adventurous with your personal Nexus phone, head on to the source link below to find out how to flash your device to Ubuntu Phone.