Ubuntu Touch can now be run on the Raspberry Pi 3. Of course, if we add the official touch panel

Ubuntu Touch on Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi is that famous board that allows us to do practically everything. We can use it as a small computer, all kinds of hardware and programming projects and, since yesterday, to execute Ubuntu Touch. But before anyone gets excited, it must be said that the best way to use Ubuntu's mobile operating system on the famous raspberry board is by using the official 7-inch LCD touch panel.

UBports published yesterday a informative note in which he talks about this possibility. The company that took over Ubuntu Touch when Canonical decided to terminate the project has been working on improving operating system support, including support for the PinePhone and Volla Phone, but has also managed to make it compatible with the Raspberry Pi 3.

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The Raspberry Pi 3 is now compatible with Ubuntu Touch

Initially, the idea of ​​bringing Ubuntu Touch to the Raspberry Pi 3 is aimed at development, that is, that developers can test everything on the famous Raspberry board without the need for a compatible phone. Logically, any user with experience and the official touch panel you can install Ubuntu Touch on your board, but it is not one of the best options if we want to make normal use of the equipment.

In the briefing we were also told that future updates to Ubuntu's mobile operating system improve support for devices with Bluetooth connection and that Mir can be used in Wayland using its protocol, which will allow us to suspend the session, improving the autonomy, security and privacy of Ubuntu Phone devices.

Lastly, UBports says that still they are not preparing to base the system on Ubuntu 20.04. The problem is that updating the operating system could break support for older devices, so they have three options (according to the editor of this article): keep testing and move on to basing the system on Focal Fossa when they make sure everything is well they are based on Focal Fossa regardless of older devices or still based on Ubuntu 18.04.

In any case and what is clear in this week's informative note is that Ubuntu Touch keep moving forward with a firm step.

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