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Ubuntu has been striving hard to establish itself as a key smartphone player for some time now, and finally, its phone OS has found a device it can claim home to. Enter – Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, coming in from a Spanish company called BQ. More details can be found after the break.

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Although the three major smartphone ecosystems are seen as iOS, Android and Windows Phone, there are actually several others also battling for recognition in the evermore crowded industry. As well as the likes of the revamped BlackBerry OS and Mozilla’s Firefox effort, Canonical has been making waves with its attempt to bring the popular Ubuntu flavor of Linux to the small screen, dubbed as Ubuntu Phone OS. Having delivered impressively with its previews versions of the OS for both smartphone and tablet, it now looks as though Canonical is going to come through with its own smartphone; the Ubuntu Edge.

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Ubuntu is trying desperately to transition from hugely popular enthusiast platform to mainstream competitor for Mac OS X and Windows. It’s fair to say that it has had limited success in doing that so far, but much is resting on the latest big release of Ubuntu, which is almost comically called 13.04 – Raring Ringtail.

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For the better part of the last few months, Ubuntu has been wowing technology enthusiasts and developers alike with its new flavors aimed at post-PC devices, including smartphones and tablets, known as Ubuntu Touch. Although users of Nexus devices have received a preview recently, Canonical has now announced that users of other tablet and smartphone devices will be able to get their hands on the new operating system very soon.

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Canonical had promised the availability of its fabled (and much anticipated) Linux operating system for mobile devices, christened Ubuntu Touch, for Android-based Nexus devices starting February 21, and they have made good on their commitment. The developer preview of Ubuntu Touch was made available for download a few hours earlier, and when we reported that for you, we, too, made a promise for a guide on how to install the preview on your Android powered Nexus device. Well, without further ado, here we go. This article will lay down the steps for getting Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview up and running on your Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, 7 or 10.

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As promised, Canonical has delivered its Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview to a bunch of Nexus smartphones and tablets. In the same week that also saw the announcement of a version tailored specifically for tablets, Canonical really seems intent on driving its easy-to-use Linux flavor to both of the mobile realms, and if you’ve a spare Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 lying around (plus, a little know-how), then you can now get started with the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview.

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Over the last few months, Ubuntu has branched out to smartphones and TVs, maintaining the underlying operating system while incorporating especially-designed user interfaces for each device. Today, Ubuntu has gone after a form factor that has received much press lately: tablets.

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A couple of days back, we learned that Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux desktop operating system, would be bringing the Developer Preview of the smartphone version to the Nexus 4, as well as the already-confirmed Galaxy Nexus. As if the inclusion of the new, popular Google handset wasn’t nice enough a surprise, Canonical has also revealed that tomorrow, February 19th, an announcement relating to tablet space will be made. With the banner “tick, tock, tablet time” accompanying a countdown timer on the Ubuntu website, it looks as though Canonical will be updating us on the progress of a tablet OS to match the smartphone version releasing in October.

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Linux enthusiasts rejoiced at the news that Canonical would be bringing Ubuntu to the mobile realm, and although it was promised a developer preview would be available for the Galaxy Nexus at some point early this year, it now looks as though the Nexus 4 will be joining it. From 21st of February, anybody in ownership of either device will be able to get a first look at the OS, which is set to release at some point in October, and although developers may not be leaping out their seats in excitement, it’s hard not to take at least a fleeting interest in its progress.

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Both Linux and smartphone enthusiasts everywhere have been eagerly looking forward to Ubuntu’s mobile operating system, which was first shown off to the world at the beginning of last month. Building up on the excitement, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has announced that devices running Ubuntu Phone OS will finally hit shelves in October of this year, just in time for this year’s holiday season, as opposed to 2014 as it had first been announced.

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There was quite a bit of buzz about the Ubuntu Website earlier on today, as the countdown banner approached a special announcement at 8AM ET. The hints of a touch-based operating system were there for all to see, and today, the company behind the Debian Linux operating system has put fans out of their misery with the unveiling of a smartphone OS.

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Although the vast majority of you on desktop or notebook machines will be running either Windows or OS X, a growing number of folks are opting for Linux, and for ease of use and all-round performance, Ubuntu is by far the least complicated solution. It’s seen as a great platform for new-to-intermediate Linux users to ease their way in, and now Ubuntu has an exciting new project on the horizon. Details remain under wraps, although a countdown clock on the Ubuntu webpage running through 8AM ET on Wednesday, January 2nd, drops more than a big hint of a touch-based operating system.

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