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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: 114 (88), 6 months: 86 (133), 3 months: 105 (112), 4 weeks: 121 (79), 1 week: 110 (74)

Average visitor rating: 8.75/10 from 28 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:
 • 2018-12-07: Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-6
 • 2018-10-12: Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-5
 • 2018-08-26: Distribution Release: UBports 16.04
 • More UBports releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-10-02 UBports gets VoIP app
 •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 (1.1.8) 1.1.0 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.5) -- --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) -- --
cups (2.2.10) 2.1.3 2.0.2
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.42.13 1.42.12
firefox (64.0.2) -- --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.1 2.5.2
gcc (8.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.8) -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.23 2.21
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- --
grub (2.02) -- --
gtk+ (3.24.3) 3.18.9 3.14.15
httpd (2.4.37) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (18.12.1) -- --
kmod (25) 22 18
krita (4.1.7) --  
libreoffice (6.1.4) -- --
linux (4.20.3) 4.5 3.10
Package 16.04 15.04
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.12) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.4) -- --
mesa (18.3.2) 11.2.1 10.5.9
mysql (8.0.13) -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- --
NVIDIA (415.27) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (11.0.1) -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.2p2 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f
perl (5.28.1) 5.22.1 5.20.2
php (7.3.1) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.5) -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- --
Python (3.7.2) 3.5.1 --
qt (5.12.0) 5.9.5 4.8.6
samba (4.9.4) 4.3.11 --
systemd (240) 229 219
thunderbird (60.4.0) -- --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.6) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.18.4.1 1.17.2

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.8
from 28 review(s)



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Version: 16.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-01-10
Votes: 2


I am using UBports since the very first relase of Ubuntu Touch release from Canonical on the first device, the BQ E4.5
It is a great operating system, but missing a lot of applications.
The system is not really usefull for daily life, because the worlds most used massage "WhatsApp" is not available.
If Anbox is ready and it's possible to use millions on Android apps, it will be a perfect system....


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-18
Votes: 7



1. the first and still the only one mobile distribution ranked on Distrowatch ( distrowatch.com/search.php?category=Mobile#simple ),

2. distribution maintained and developed by a very dynamic and supportive growing community, accessible through a forum, Telegram groups in more than ten languages, Matrix, IRC,

3. four update channels (edge, dev, rc, stable) available at choice according to the level of stability and the frequency of update desired,

4. quality documentation for users and developers alike, which is growing rapidly and translated into about ten languages (docs.ubports.com),

5. OS and applications translated into dozens of languages. The number is growing rapidly and continuously thanks to the work of more than 100 contributors: everyone can participate! (translate.ubports.com),

6. and many more to discover (ubports.com)


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-08
Votes: 4


I'm trying the new stable version (OTA-6) and it's amazing.

Great work and kudos to all the people who made that possible.


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