Canonical, creators of Ubuntu and more specifically Ubuntu Touch, have some potentially upsetting news. While in the process of developing Ubuntu Touch, the team has decided to narrow down hardware support to better focus on the operating system itself. They have officially dropped support for the Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 10, and Galaxy Nexus.
All that remains now is the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 2013. They also announced that the Nexus 5 would not be adopted at the moment, so owners of the device are also out of luck. On one hand, this gives Canonical more energy to focus on the actual software instead of supporting many different types of hardware. On the other hand, this also takes away from its relevance, as far less people will be able to experience it and help out in some way.
Canonical is taking a big risk, because this move can prove fatal to the software’s relevancy. How many people really think Ubuntu Touch can take off? We don’t know, but we hope that the team creates a great product that people will actually want to use. What are your thoughts on Ubuntu Touch? Can it succeed? Leave a comment!