February 6, 2013
Many asked me in the last time what became of the Ubuntu on Nexus7 project. I’m happy to say that it’s going really well. Some weeks ago it was already very easy to install Ubuntu on a Nexus7, since then things got better and better. Many bugs were ironed out, but the piece most folks have been concentrating on recently was the desktop-r-reduced-power-ram blueprint. The spec says: In the past few cycles, we saw that our desktop took more and more RAM to run the full session.
What's going on with the Nexus 7?
December 17, 2012
Raring! Many have asked me what’s been going on with the work on Ubuntu on the Nexus 7 recently. A lot of people put work into getting the raring images ready for public consumption. 12.10 worked great on the Nexus, but there were a few blockers on getting 13.04 to work as well. On this road among other things these issues were fixed: A new onboard pre-release made it into 13.
Ubuntu Core on the Nexus 7
November 21, 2012
There was lots of buzz around Ubuntu on the Nexus 7 and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Nexus 7 myself, so I had to try out getting Ubuntu on it. The instructions were incredibly clear and everything worked just perfectly. I couldn’t believe how quickly the the Nexus 7 booted into a standard Ubuntu Desktop. When I started to play around with it, I noticed how much of the vision which shaped Ubuntu in the last years works really well on such a small device.
Meet the Ubuntu-Nexus7 team
November 16, 2012
For the 13.04 cycle a team of people got together to make sure that the standard Ubuntu Desktop works great on the Nexus 7 device. This is a great opportunity for Ubuntu as we can all refer to one device and one chipset and make sure that Ubuntu is capable of dealing with the device. This will lay the foundations for making Ubuntu ready on many other devices. The team meets on the 16th November 2012, 16:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.