“Ubuntu Touch is the touch-friendly mobile version of Ubuntu Linux. Originally designed and developed by Canonical, the operating system now lives on in the UBports community. Which means 100% community-driven and independent.” (quote taken from the ubports homepage)
Ubuntu Touch therefore is one possibility of a free and open OS without any “Google-touch” whatsoever. The Fairphone 2 is one of three “Core Devices”, which " are the devices that will receive all the new features, critical security-updates and bug-fixes from UBports. These devices will soon be rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Until then, the existing legacy image (based on 15.04) can be installed."
Right now Ubuntu Touch on the Fairphone 2 seems to be the most popular free OS besides FP Open; even more often used, than Lineage (based on published statistics).
Ubuntu Touch on the Fairphone is realised through a really active community, represented in this forum by @wouterx, @applemuncy, @Plien who all have at some time contributed to the Fairphone 2 Ubuntu Touch - Thread.
And a special thank you of course goes to @NeoTheThird and @oli.sax, who are managing the Ubuntu support in that thread.
Be a part of that great community or at least give it a try!
Ubuntu Touch is at 2,001 downloads already, a stable 7th place right now.
Place 6 is only 121 downloads away (with the “Meizu Pro 5” at 2,122 downloads.)
##Let’s go for it !!
(click to get to Ubuntu Touch’s FP2-page with download links for Linux, Windows and Mac and lots more of information.)
And let’s even go for 2,500 and make it twice as much downloads as LineageOS.
I will definitely give it a try as soon as I have got a working FP2 again ;).
Thanx for your inspiration, as that’s a challenge based your idea in the linked LOS challenge thread.
So let me just add the important links you posted over there:
- Homepage of Ubuntu Touch (ubports)
- Download statistics page and the source of the graphics below.
- Device-nicknames translated with more information about the devices and the Ubuntu-status (e.g. for FP2 GPS is still not working).
Statistics from 2018-01-09 evening.
Thx @Stefan for starting this thread by splitting the other topic.
edit: just updated the numbers and the graphic. Will do so ever once in a while.
[details=Data"table" / History]:
2017-11-28: 1,191 (22,378 devices in total)
2017-11-30: 1,206 (22,771 devices in total)
2017-12-03: 1,240 (23,596 devices in total)
2017-12-04: 1,253 (23,922 devices in total)
2017-12-08: 1,315 (24,985 devices in total; 5.26%)
2017-12-15: 1,401 (26,380; 5.31%)
2017-12-16: 1,432 (26,851; 5.33%)
2017-12-18: 1,465 (27,320; 5.36%)
2017-12-21: 1,562 (28,851; 5.41%)
2017-12-24: 1,694 (30,708; 5.52%)
2017-12-28: 1,756 (31,996; 5.49%)
2018-01-05: 1,941 (34,555; 5.62%)
2018-01-06: 1,962 (34,932; 5.62%)
(Curve is going steep up!)[/details]