Hello Fellow Fairphone 2 users, Ubuntu Touch is not dead!
After the project has been discontinued by Canonical, it has been picked up by the UBports Project, a community that originally formed around the goal to port Ubuntu Touch to the Fairphone 2 and other third party devices.
Thanks to the huge interest, especially in the Fairphone Community, the project picked up a lot of momentum and Ubuntu Touch can live on as a true GNU/Linux distribution for mobile devices.
Read on to learn more about the operating system or visit the installation guide. It’s easy and fun, don’t be afraid!
What is Ubuntu Touch?
Ubuntu Touch is the mobile version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. It aims to converge the worlds of mobile and stationary computing by running the same software on the phones, tablets, laptops and PCs. Your phone can run Gimp, Libreoffice, Firefox and all applications you know and love from your GNU/Linux desktop computer, plus a load of custom-tailored touch-optimized applications specifically developed for Ubuntu Touch. But wait, there’s more: Just connect your phone to an external monitor, mouse and keyboard, and it turns into an actual PC where you can move windows around and get your work done.
- The latest Fairphone 2 batch (shipped since the second half of August 2017) is now supported by the latest stable release of Ubuntu Touch, OTA-3.
- The new camera module upgrade is now compatible with Ubuntu Touch OTA-3
- Only flash doesn’t work yet
- Virtual keyboard does not work; i.e. no entering of PIN, WiFi PSK, …