Ubuntu su Nexus 4 e Galaxy Nexus dal 21 Febbraio e in Preview al MWC 2013

Se tutti state aspettando con ansia lo sbarco nel mondo Mobile di Ubuntu, dovete assolutamente sapere che non dovete aspettare molto, infatti Canonical, ha dichiarato che Ubuntu per Smartphone sarà disponibile all’installazione su LG Nexus 4 e su Galaxy Nexus dal prossimo 21 Febbraio 2013 e che sarà disponibile alla visione di tutti con in mostra il sistema di aggiornamenti delle varie Relase al MWC 2013 che si terrà a Barcellona dal 25 al 28 Febbraio dove vi ricordo che YourLifeUpdated.it sarà presente per darvi le ultime News in diretta.

Inoltre Canonical sta organizzando al meglio il sistema di aggiornamento giornaliero in modo da seguire passo passo gli aggiornamenti della versione Desktop di Ubuntu.

Insiele alla Developer Preview che sarà mostrata tra qualche giorno, Canonical, renderà disponibile agli Sviluppatori anche l’SDK e Tutorial per creare Applicazioni e linee guida per la UI dei programmi.

Non so voi ma io aspetto con ansia Ubuntu per Smartphone, benchè non sia un estimatore di Linux in ambiete Desktop Consumer, mi sento di promuovere a pieni voti il lavoro fatto da Google con Android su base linux rendendolo molto User Friendly al contrario di Linux per PC.

Secondo me Ubuntu per il Mobile può dire la sua sul serio anche se ora c’è la moda che ognuno sviluppi il proprio Sistema Operativo e con un mercato già saturo dai vari Android, iOS, Windows Phone, il nuovo OS di Blackberry, Bada, Firefox OS, Symbian (morto ma ancora presentissimo) e chi più ne ha più ne metta si rischia di confondere ulteriormente gli utenti offrendo soluzioni simili.

Comunicato Stampa di Canonical:

Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu to be published on 21 February 2013

  • Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 will be available
  • Daily update mechanism to follow progress in Ubuntu
  • Canonical will flash phones at MWC for industry, developers and enthusiasts
  • Preview SDK and App Design Guides already available for developers building touch apps for Ubuntu

London, 15th February 2013: Images and open source code for the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be published on Thursday 21st February, supporting the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 smartphones.

They are intended for enthusiasts and developers, to familiarise themselves with Ubuntu’s smartphone experience and develop applications on spare handsets. Tools that manage the flashing of the phone will be available on the same day in the Ubuntu archives, making it easy to keep a device up to date with the latest version of the Touch Developer Preview.

Attendees of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, 25th – 28th February can have their phones flashed to Ubuntu by Canonical team members at the Ubuntu stand, booth number 81D30, App Planet Hall 8.1, where Ubuntu will be shown on a range of devices.

The code release is a milestone in the development program for Ubuntu’s phone experience, and enables developers to port the platform to other devices. “Our platform supports a wide range of screen sizes and resolutions. Developers who have experience bringing up phone environments will find it relatively easy to port Ubuntu to current handsets” said Pat McGowan, who leads the integration effort that produced the images being released. “We look forward to adding support for additional devices for everyday testing and experimentation.”

The install process and supported device list are maintained atwiki.ubuntu.com/TouchInstallProcess and will be updated as new devices are added.

The release also marks the start of a new era for Ubuntu, with true convergence between devices. When complete, the same Ubuntu code will deliver a mobile, tablet, desktop or TV experiences depending on the device it is installed on, or where it is docked. Ubuntu 13.10 (due in October) will include a complete entry-level smartphone experience.

Canonical has published a Preview SDK and App Design Guides to allow developers to create applications for the full range of Ubuntu platforms. The toolkit provides a range of documented templates to enable native applications to be created quickly and easily. The App Design Guides explain how these templates can be used to design and build beautiful and usable apps. Blackberry Touch developers will be familiar with the Qt/QML environment, which supports rich native touch apps. Developers will not need to cross-compile or package applications differently for phone, tablet, PC and TV. One platform serves all four, a single application binary can do the same.

On Ubuntu, native and web or HTML5 applications sit as equal citizens and so those developers already developing HTML5 applications will easily gain support for Ubuntu.

“This release marks the threshold of wider engagement – both with industry and community.” says Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu. “For developers, contributors and partners, there is now a coherent experience that warrants attention. The cleanest, most stylish mobile interface around.”

Availability: 
Go to wiki.ubuntu.com/TouchInstallProcess to download Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu from Thursday 21st February.
Go to developer.ubuntu.com to download the SDK to develop applications for Ubuntu.
Go to http://design.ubuntu.com/apps to read the Apps Design Guide giving advice about designing and building beautiful and usable apps for Ubuntu on the phone.
Visit Canonical at Mobile World Congress: Booth Number: 81D30, App Planet Hall 8.1.