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Ubuntu Touch Mobile OS Now Maintained By UBports (phoronix.com) 22

An anonymous reader quotes Phoronix: UBports continues to be the leading community project for trying to let Ubuntu Touch live on and evolve under their direction... Among their recent achievements were acquiring more sponsors, all devices that were sold with Ubuntu Touch can now run with UBports' builds, they are working on their own version of Mozilla's AGPS Location Service to replace Canonical's GPS system, the Halium OS platform continues evolving, the Dekko email client is back under development, installation improvements are being worked on, they are still striving for Wayland support, and more.
The UBports Patreon page has even raised enough to allow UBports founder Marius Gripsgard to work full-time on what they're calling "a beautiful, free and open-source mobile OS." Their recent community update announced that "we are seeing more activity on Ubuntu Touch than for a very long time, and that is really encouraging."
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Ubuntu Touch Mobile OS Now Maintained By UBports

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  • by substance2003 ( 665358 ) on Sunday June 04, 2017 @03:05PM (#54547327)
    While a situation where a closed source OS is abandoned such as Surface tablets running Windows RT.
    This example shows how Canonical abandoning the tablets, while sad, doesn't mean it's over. If there is a will to keep supporting these devices and make more, the software is still there to work with and improve instead of being lost.
    • by gl4ss ( 559668 )

      *This example shows how Canonical abandoning the tablets, while sad, doesn't mean it's over. If there is a will to keep supporting these devices and make more, the software is still there to work with and improve instead of being lost.* ..look. they should just port it to run with android drivers on android devices - basically just make an ui replacement.

      anything else is doomed and stupid and has them doing that same thing anyways.

      and windows rt was pretty much unsupported when it launched too so there's th

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