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UBports

Last Update: 2018-08-26 19:43 UTC


UBports is a community-developed fork of Canonical's Ubuntu Touch operating system for mobile devices. UBports works on getting the mobile operating system working on new devices, provides software updates and ports new versions of Ubuntu to mobile devices.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 176 (46), 6 months: 126 (72), 3 months: 98 (112), 4 weeks: 42 (265), 1 week: 124 (62)

Average visitor rating: 8.73/10 from 22 review(s).


UBports Summary
Distribution UBports
Home Page https://ubports.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forums.ubports.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://docs.ubports.com/
https://ubports.com/community/faq
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://ubports.com/devices/ready-to-use-devices
Bug Tracker https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues
Related Websites https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch
Reviews 15.04: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-08-26: Distribution Release: UBports 16.04
 • More UBports releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-07-09 Running desktop apps on UBports
 •2018-06-19 UBports plans jump to 16.04
 •2018-05-09 Librem 5 to support convergence
 •2018-04-24 UBports to run on the Librem 5
 •2018-02-20 UBports receives legacy devices
 • More UBports headlines...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 16.04 15.04
Release Date 2018-08-26 2015-04-23
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 532 532
Free Download IMG IMG
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Unity 8 Unity 8
Package Management Click Click
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture armhf armhf
Init Software systemd Upstart
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 16.04 15.04
Package 16.04 15.04
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.0 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.3) -- --
chromium (69.0.3497.100) -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.1.3 2.0.2
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.13 1.42.12
firefox (62.0.2) -- --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.1 2.5.2
gcc (8.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.6) -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.23 2.21
gnome-shell (3.30.0) -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- --
grub (2.02) -- --
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.18.9 3.14.15
httpd (2.4.35) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- --
k3b (18.08.1) -- --
kmod (25) 22 18
krita (4.1.1) --  
libreoffice (6.1.1) -- --
linux (4.18.9) 4.5 3.10
Package 16.04 15.04
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.9) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.2.1) 11.2.1 10.5.9
mysql (8.0.12) -- --
nautilus (3.30.0) -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- --
openssh (7.8p1) 7.2p2 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f
perl (5.28.0) 5.22.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.10) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- --
Python (3.7.0) 3.5.1 --
qt (5.11.2) 5.9.5 4.8.6
samba (4.9.0) 4.3.11 --
systemd (239) 229 219
thunderbird (60.0) -- --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.18.4.1 1.17.2

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for UBports

Average rating
8.7
from 22 review(s)



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Version: 16.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-15
Votes: 3


This is an excellent platform.

- It's Open Source
- It's stable, and works really well
- It's re-based on Ubuntu 16.04, so it enjoys all the benefits from upstream.
- It's got a good, and growing set of applications.

It's the most mature Linux OS for Touch screens.



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Version: 16.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-12
Votes: 1


10 of 10 because of the community and the prospects of this OS.

Switched to it as my daily driver today (Nexus 5) and never planning on going back.

Hopes for better hardware in the future, but happy as a clam with the OS. Bugs and all. This is the bleedin' edge!


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-09-08
Votes: 0


Despite the fact that Canonical dropped this project, I give it a 9/10 because of the team of UBport which does a formidable work.

It's not a 10/10 because it's still a work in progress, but this OS for mobile should satisfy most of Linux fan.
Try it, test it, and enjoy it!


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