Dec 28, 2013

Now you can dual boot Ubuntu touch and Android

Canonical has provided Ubuntu Dual Boot Installer as a tech preview for developers who intend to run both Android and Ubuntu touch on a single device. As of now only Nexus 4 device is supported. The requirements to dual boot include 2.7 GB of disk space and Android 4.2 or higher. However, as this is a developer release only people who are comfortable in changing the partition layout should use use the dual boot. Also, it is cautioned that the the dual boot will erase the android recovery partition.

Dec 1, 2013

Ubuntu touch emulator released

Canonical has released the experimental version of the Ubuntu touch emulator. This will help developers in developing and testing the apps that will run on Ubuntu smart phones. The user interface of the this emulator is similar to the Android emulator. So people having android background will not have tough time understanding the emulator.

If you'd like to try the emulator, this wiki link has instructions on how to install the emulator. As this is an external release, it's recommended to be cautious because the the system may break due to dependency issues.