As Canonical promised, the developer preview for Ubuntu Touch is available to download and install right now. Ubuntu Touch only works with a handful of Nexus devices at this point (excluding the Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Nexus). If you have a Nexus device, you can try out Ubuntu’s mobile operating system for yourself. A word of warning though, this is a very early developer preview so bugs are going to be plenty. Canonical also includes instructions on how to restore Android onto your device after you’re done testing it.
You’ll want to check carefully if your device supports the software. The binaries available are for the Galaxy Nexus (GSM unlocked ‘maguro’ version only), Nexus 4 ‘mako,’ Nexus 7 ‘grouper,’ and Nexus 10 ‘manta.’ The installation is a bit complicated and inexperienced users may brick their devices. If you haven’t unlocked or rooted your device before, you’ll want to learn how to do that before installing Ubuntu Touch.
While you wait for the operating system to install, check out the video below to see what features you can look forward to.
At this point there aren’t many apps to test with Ubuntu Touch but you’ll be able to try out the core Ubuntu experience. Hit the source links below to download Ubuntu Touch and for instructions on how to install it.