The mobile industry is currently a battle between two main platforms — iOS and Android — and although the fringe parties are struggling to keep up with Apple and Google’s respective ecosystems, this hasn’t deterred Canonical from taking its famed Ubuntu flavor of Linux and bringing it to the small(er) screen. Today, the company has released the first “true” version of Ubuntu Touch for mobile with the Ubuntu 13.10 update, and it has been optimized for a couple of Google’s most significant smartphone releases including the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Nexus 4.

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