By Daniel J. LeveneUpdated April 07, 2019 09:53:12Many users of Android phones are already using Ubuntu, and many of those are already on Android devices running the latest version of the operating system.
However, most Android phones do not have a built-in keyboard, which means some Android users are left out of the equation.
As the official Ubuntu website explains:Android devices that have a keyboard, but are not powered by a full-featured touchscreen (such as the Huawei Mate 9) do not support Ubuntu on Android phones.
For this reason, it is not possible to install the Ubuntu Touch desktop or Ubuntu Mobile apps on Android smartphones running Ubuntu Touch.
This is a major limitation for users, especially if they are using the device on a daily basis.
To use Ubuntu on a smartphone, users will need to download and install the free Ubuntu Mobile app for the device.
The Ubuntu Mobile application can be installed on phones running Android 4.4.4, 4.6.0, 4:4.6, 4 (Jelly Bean), 4.9.0 (Marshmallow), 5 (Lollipop), 6 (Kodi 18), 6.0.1, 7 (Android L), 7.0 or 8 (Koji 16).
Users will need the Ubuntu Mobile App installed on the phone to be able to install and run the Ubuntu software.
However, once the app is installed, Ubuntu software is not installed on a phone.
To install Ubuntu on an Android phone, the phone must be powered on.
To do this, turn off the phone and hold down the Volume Down button and the Power button simultaneously.
To restart the phone, hold down both the Volume Up and Power buttons and the power button simultaneously until the phone reboots.
The Ubuntu Touch app, on the other hand, can be activated by holding the Volume up and Power button and pressing the Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously.
To download and run Ubuntu on the Android phone you’ll need to have the Ubuntu Android app installed on your phone.
To install the Android software, first launch the Ubuntu app.
Then tap on the Ubuntu logo in the menu bar and select Settings from the list of available options.
Select the Software & Apps tab and select the Ubuntu apps from the dropdown menu.
The apps installed on Android phone should be listed under the Ubuntu Software & apps section.
Once installed, users can install Ubuntu Touch on the device by clicking the Ubuntu icon in the top right corner of the app.
Ubuntu Touch is available on more than 30 Android phones, and the Ubuntu mobile app is available in many markets, including the United States and Canada.
Users of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are able to get Ubuntu on their phones using a Nexus 6P, but the Google Nexus 6 is not compatible with Ubuntu.
Users of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 are able.
Users with the OnePlus 3 can get Ubuntu through the OnePlus app, but it does not support the Google Chromecast and is not supported on phones powered by Google’s Pixel line.
Users who want to use Ubuntu Mobile for Android handsets should download the Ubuntu for iPhone app and follow the instructions to get the phone working.
Ubunturntouch is available for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL, Pixel XL and Pixel and Pixel XL XL variants.
Ubunto Touch is not available on the Samsung or OnePlus phones.