Its no secret that Canonical has been working on an Ubuntu operating system that runs on smartphones and tablets, its called Ubuntu Touch. Canonical actually launched a pretty ambitious crowdfunding project for new smartphone powered by this OS called Ubuntu Edge. It was supposed to have a quadcore processor, 2GB of RAM, 128GB of onboard storage, a 4.5 inch display, loads of connectivity options and an 8 megapixel rear camera. The campaign was to raise $32 million, but could only manage roughly $12.8 million. So even if Ubuntu Edge might not be becoming a reality anytime soon, Ubuntu Touch OS is still alive and well, and is slated to be released on October 17th.

It has been revealed via a blogpost that Canonical is committed to delivering an image of Ubuntu Touch that’s ready to install on supported devices, next month. The supported devices include Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. A developer image of the OS is already out for these devices, users who wouldn’t mind finding any bugs are welcome to install them. However, don’t expect devices running Ubuntu Touch to flood stores in the near future. According to Canonical, the first devices powered by this OS might be released next year, there’s no concrete timeframe available just yet.

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