Experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator Released

The Ubuntu developers have released an experimental Ubuntu Touch emulator running Unity 8 and Mir.Currently, the Ubuntu Touch Emulator is only available for Ubuntu 14.04 trusty Tahr but you can try installing it from source if you want to use it in an older Ubuntu version.According to the wiki, Ubuntu Touch Emulator if functional, but there are some things that need work. For instance, Powerd and AppArmor are disabled by default for now. Also, the first boot takes a few minutes and it’s also possible for Qemu to hang while booting. In my test, I’ve also noticed that the buttons on the right don’t work and Unity is pretty slow but it’s usable.Here are a few more Ubuntu Touch Emulator (with Unity 8 & Mir) screenshots:Install Ubuntu Touch EmulatorIf you’ve upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and you’re using 32bit, you can install the Ubuntu Touch Emulator from the Ubuntu repositories:sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install android-emulatorcp -r /usr/share/android/emulator/ ~/cd ~/emulator/./build-emulator-sdcard.sh./run-emulator.shIf you’re using 64bit, the package won’t show up in the repositories but you can manually download and install the 32bit version on 64bit (a multiarch package will be available in the proposed repository soon). Warning: if you’re on 64bit, don’t uninstall

Read more …

Comments are closed.