Canonical Borrows Code from CyanogenMod for Ubuntu Phone / Tablet

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  • 22 Feb 2013
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  • Yesterday the Canonical team responsible for the mobile version of Ubuntu for phones and tablets, released the first Touch Developer Preview, along with instructions to flash it. The firmware can be run on Nexus devices such as the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 on the smartphones side and the Nexus 7/10 on the tablet side.


    The Ubuntu Phone / Tablet – Touch Developer Preview includes some of the most important functions as working features. What it lacks are most of the special design features that have been only integrated for demo purposes and without any actual use. Still, many have rushed to analyse and flash it and an important discovery has been made in regards to the way it is built.


    According to developers for CyanogenMod, the most appreciated custom ROM for Android, Canonical has based their mobile OS on Android and more then that, parts of the code used belong to the CM team. Upon uncovering these aspects the developers at CyanogenMod were nothing but glad that a giant such as Canonical should trust their coding for their newest OS form mobile devices. A final version of the Ubuntu Touch OS is expected by the end of the year and we might see even more CM code in it.

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