Ubuntu Touch on a tablet… it’s a N7 not a M10

So I’ve been using Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 (2013 Wi-Fi) for a few weeks. I’ve hit a few bugs here and there since I’ve been on rc-proposed (weekday images) pretty much the whole time. One of the most annoying ones was that the Unity 8 Shell would not rotate from landscape to portrait, if you ever used the Nexus 7 2012 or 2013 then you know this tablet is weighted for perfect portrait use. While apps have been able to do it for while now the Apps Scope as well as the other scopes have not till last week.

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I’ve seen other bigger bugs get fixed last week alone! Like the Camera app giving a error message after *trying* to record a video:


Or the Camera app not rotating correctly:


I’ve tried to use the tablet for my work on Kubuntu:

Editing files on the docs.kubuntu.org server with nano 🙂


Also having a tablet has helped me test my app uBeginner for AdaptivePageLayout: (insert shameless self promotion!)


I also enabled Read and Write Mode so I can install other applications like VIM for the hell of it lol


I’ve also found that Hangouts Video calling works in the default Ubuntu Web Browser:


while in Convergence Mode! no less! Only issue was that I could not switch to the front camera and I had a bit of echo on my end. With that I’ll so some more Convergence screenshots:

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The next post will have some of my progress (thanks to the awesome other developers) on my new project uCycle. 🙂


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